Saturday, May 21, 2011
He got caught in the spotlight (The Band)
Beaumont didn't include James Labrie in his list but he might have. Frankly, though, I'm puzzled. I really like James' first solo album - Elements of Persuasion. Only thing is it sounds just like Dream Theater. He's drafted in some other players who sound awfully like his mates in the mothership. Why couldn't he record with them? The songs are similar - he sounds the same: no acoustic folk or jazz stylings; no urban beats or synth washes here - just great sounding prog rock.
I could add any of the solo tracks to a mix tape with Dream Theater and defy anyone to tell the difference.
That's not a bad thing, just a weird thing. Wonder what the the other guys in the band think? Or are they off doing 'their own thing' which sounds exactly like the band thing as well?