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5.0 out of 5 stars loser kids are not all losers!, 5 Mar 2007
This review is from: April And I (Audio CD)
I first saw Paul Steel performing about a year ago and i was blown away by what appeared to be a great depth of song writing ability thrown into the vast psychedelic pop world he'd created.

There was no disputing that there was a mine of talent there but I don't think any of us were expecting it to turn out to be such a breath of fresh air. The obvious comparisons of beach boys, elo, jellyfish, SFA's, supergrass and granddaddy instantly grabbed you and I'm sure will be referenced by all those (listen to the first track lazy journo's) for a long time to come but there is so much more to this than at first meets the ear.

'April & I' is the tale of a loser kid and his imaginary friend striving to grow up trouble free and along the way conquering the school bully, experimenting in love (or attempting to), getting high and finally growing apart. Paul's profound ability to tell this familiar tale, applying the psych pop ideal and give it twist it into this dark and humorous story line shows a great skill and even hints at the genius, especially when you consider that it was written at the tender age of 18.

There's a lot going on in that head and it would appear a lot more to come out. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Paul's imagination and if he ever decides to give up on the music industry the world of writing is crying out for such a talent.

This is the best 27 minutes of inspirational music I have spent listening to in a long, long time and inspired many lost memories of childhood. An epic, beautiful and bizarre journey so pleasurable that you'll repeat over and over.
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