US - California - Full Moon 82 - 06/14/03
The Night Watchmen
Lost in California
Stolen Hat Records
The Night Watchmen's music is great. Vocalist and songwriter Gentry Bornson fronts the band.
The music is a mix of americana and alternative rock with a creative twist of cabaret. The songs
have lyrics that are very evocative.
"Bootleggers" is a jolly, jazzy tale. It sounds like a happy Nick Cave, if you can imagine
such a thing. Jeff Hobbs' saxophone adds a touch of sophistication to the tune. "When I dream of
you" is a plaintive yet rhythmic ballad and Bronson's voice is gorgeous when he sings it. "The
Devil is Chasing me" swings like there's no tomorrow. "Moonshine Man" is a brilliant song. Bronson
describes seedy encounters in a way that feels original.
"Johnny" is a great song about a guy who wishes he was a girl at times. Bronson really gets
under his skin.
Lost In California is a fantastic record. It should appeal to anyone who likes good,
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell