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Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Chris Lund - Indian Summer


Chris Lund's first solo album, Great Event Syndrome was great so this follow up had a lot to live up to and it raises the bar even higher. More noted for a long career in the Lund Bros with brother, Sean, Lund has fashioned up a solo record in every sense of the word.

He plays everything and the biggest compliment you could pay Indian Summer is that you wouldn't be able to tell. This sounds like a group album, essentially Pop Rock, but leaning towards Classic Rock, although there are so many twists and turns that it would be churlish to describe it as such. 

The genre is normally noted for being formulaic and this album is no such thing. Songs take unusual directions, sometimes there are three songs in one. Take for instance, Guarantee is very Paul Rodgers in the verse, but turns in a Psych Pop section, then goes all Glam Rock and this is just one song of 11.

Everything Is Fine is more than a little Cheap Trick, Indian Summer is Glam Rock, but at times it reminds me a little of a more straight ahead Chris Church. Down The Line sounds more 70s, but there is an overriding Hair Glam feel too. It is so good that it gets a deserved reprise at the end.

Killing Kindness would grace any 70s Pop Rock album and you are reminded what a great guitarist, Lund is. The Guitar intro to Mary Jane just rocks your socks off you and dominates a wonderfully noisy affair even adding a Van Halen-esque solo.

Indian Summer is the type of album that doesn't seem to be made any more, a sort of update of those splendid Rock albums of the 70s and 80s. There seems to be a waning of people listening to albums now, playlists are the preference. This offering underlines the joy of listening to the format. Highly Recommended!

You can listen to and buy the album here.


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