Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Audioscam 3 reviewed by Joseph Tortelli


         On their third and latest release titled simply 3, the Australian band known as Audioscam delivers a four-song CD bursting with irresistible pop-rock.
        Multi-instrumentalist and band founder Brian Pitcher opens the disc strumming the ukulele to introduce "Bridgetown Girls."The ear-catching Anglopop is adorned with clever guitar riffs, sunny Caribbean rhythms, and a few synth-powered horn lines in the playout. "Bridgetown Girls" is a worthy update to the breezy calypso-pop pioneered by Bobby Bloom and Jeff Barry on the international smash "Montego Bay."  Audioscam closes 3 with the Afro-calypso-rock "Awayo." Pitcher uses his drums to crisscross musical cultures, grounding his blend of styles in earthy percussion and vocal chants.  
    Bass guitarist Brad Wallace sings his uptempo composition "Thank You," a melodic tune harnessing jangly guitars onto insistent power pop.  Brian Pitcher's "Hello" swings with a joyfully repeated chorus that calls out: "Hello! I can't resist your smile." 
     No listener who appreciates captivating pop rock will be able to resist Audioscam's "Hello."

by Joseph Tortelli  

Biography information

Joe Tortelli has written liner notes to "The Best Of Delaney & Bonnie" (Rhino Records) and "Ding Dong The Witch Is Back" by The Fifth Estate on Boston Skyline Records. He's completed the bio of Gary DeCarlo and Steam - "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" - the #1 song from 1969; Mr. Tortelli is currently writing the biography of songwriter/performer Bobby Hebb

As host of his own TV program, ON TOPIC, Joe has interviewed:

Dominique LaPierre author of Is Paris Burning?
Senator George McGovern
Bobby Hebb
George Denham of WATD radio
Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits
Johnny Rivers
Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night
Little Walter of The Time Machine
Moulty of The Barbarians
Guitar Shorty with Floyd Sneed (of Three Dog Night)
Judy Collins
John Lincoln Wright
Marshall Simpkins of Inn Square Men's Bar
Felix Cavaliere
Ian McLagan of The Faces
Wayne Wadhams of The Fifth Estate and many others 


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