Saturday, March 18, 2017

CD Review: Bassist Derrick Anderson Goes Off Into "A World Of My Own"

You may not have heard of the name Derrick Anderson, but he has been the backbone of some of rock's most popular, iconic artists. He has worked with The Kink's Dave Davies on his solo albums, as well as Matthew Sweet and most notably The Bangles. Now Derrick Anderson is venturing off on his own with his debut solo album titled "A World Of My Own." It will be released on April 7th through Omnivore Recordings.

The new 13-track release begins with the up-tempo, alternative-pop of "Send Me Down A Sign" as Anderson's vocals are strong and inviting. Anderson also helps out on percussion for the classic southern rock groove of "You Don't Have To Hurt No More," before slowing down for the ballad "Something New," which included background vocals supplied by The Bangles. His friend Matthew Sweet helps out on the short rocker "Happiness," before picking the energy up for the fast-pace of "Checking Out." His music takes on a nostalgic tone during "My Prediction," before delivering a live, raw, punk-like version of "Stop Messin' About." The album wraps up with some members of The Bangles lending a hand to the addictive pop sound of "When I Was Your Man" and Anderson's re-working of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" with a "Come Together" type rhythm. To find out more about Derrick Anderson and his latest release "A World Of My Own," please visit derrickandersonmusic.com.

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