Submitted by: kitti
Publication date - 01 October 2007
This cd was released five years ago, but I would like to review it because it worth of it. Besides, it has been all time my favourite cd. In 1996 the band stopped playing; Shaun Young, Sean Mencher and Kevin Smith started their own projects. But some years later to big surprise and pleasure of many High Noon fans they came back and their return was bright. In 2000 they appeared in Viva LasVegas as headliner and two years later they came to Green Bay’s Rockin' 50s Festiva and brought along their brand new album “What Are You Waiting For?”.
The sound was still the same and it was as great as others. You would never believe that they didn’t play together for almost five years! It looked like they made a stop and then moved on from the same point. But what can you wait from such professional and fabulous musicians? Shaun Young is talented rhythm guitar player with exceptional voice. Sean Mencher considers being one of the best guitar players with strong influence of Merle Travis fingerpicking. Kevin Smith doesn’t even need any introduction. He has been the teacher for manys bass players and his unic technique you will recognize from hundreds.
The cd consists of 15 songs; all of them are originals, composed by Shaun Young and Sean Mencher. If you listen closer you will see that they are not only amazing musiacians, but also brilliant songwriters! All of them make the equal contribution to their music but at the same time they sound like the unit. The blend of three musical instruments is ideal!
The first song Let’s Go Daddy-O is in uptompo and from the first tune it will attract you attention even if you only walking by. Through the album you will enjoy the powerfull and energetic bass playing of Kevin Smith especially in Hanging (from the Old Oak Tree) or It’s a Beat, incredible guitar work of Sean Mencher (check out Comanche Moon or Railroad Crossing), and you won’t miss rhythm guitar playing, which unites the whole band, and pleasant vocals of Shaun Young. The song such as Kiss and Tell Me Baby makes you to tap your toes and Prelude to the Blues gives your shivers.
I mentioned only some songs, but they all worth listening and I am sure you will enjoy each of them! You also will feel the magic of this album, it makes wanting you more and doesn’t matter how many times you have heard it already. And I think the reason is not only about High Noon playing the real rockabilly, but they also have music inside them!
I think everyone, who likes rockabilly music, should have this cd in his collection. So what are you waiting for?