David Francis – S/T (for Burnt Zine)

Man, does this guy really try to walk the fine line between Billy Joel and Warren Zevon, and like a failed tightrope walker, he fell early. The tracks are relatively innocuous sounding, but have none of the sheer power that Joel has in his pieces or the political message Zevon places in each and every track. If one is just looking for innocuous pop music that is styled after that popular in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, David is your man, but if you are looking for something of a more political nature, try out Phil Ochs, Warren Zevon, or even the man himself, Billy Joel. The music is really beautiful but completely devoid of any leaning, any slant, and that really hurts Francis.

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