I was able to listen to this Rob Crow CD while on a road trip recently, so I’m finally able to write a review.
First off, I have to say that this CD is better then 99% of the new music that’s being released today. I love all the stuff Rob Crow is in, and there’s many. There was just something about this CD that I couldn’t put my finger on…
If you listen to the song that’s posted above, Sophistructure, you’ll see that this is a great album. Though I do think that this is the most ‘catchiest’ song (probably because of the bass line). I was thinking that this CD doesn’t have as many catchie ‘hooks’ as Rob’s 2006 CD, Living Well. Listen to the song, If Wade Would Call, and I think you’ll see what I mean–>
I realized that He Thinks He’s People is not a bad album..it’s that Living Well is genius. In the same way that the Pinback releases are. It’s just nearly impossible to top that.
I think from listening to He Thinks He’s People, I missed Zach Smith. Zach is the bass player for Rob Crow’s band, Pinback. But after seeing Pinback perform live, I realized that Zach is one of the BEST bass players EVER, and he does a pretty fair amount of the singing. So Zach’s absence may be a reason I was so hung up on Rob’s He Thinks He’s People release.
Check out these Pinback videos I found on Youtube. Be sure to check out Zach’s bass playing, and how much they both sing.
Here’s a cool video with Rob clean shaven. Rare nowadays! Also notice that they are both playing basses!