Blue Moon Harem - Blue Moon Harem

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Roadside Music Inc (self-released)
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 37:01:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 31, 2004 The Prog Life column found here. To refresh your memory, every CD that [was reviewed in the article received] a score in each of five categories: Songwriting, Performance, Vocals, Recording Quality, and Packaging. The scores are from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, unless you count 11, which you can't because the scores can only go up to 10. -ed.

Songwriting: 8
Performance: 7
Vocals: 8
Recording Quality: 9
Packaging: 7

These guys play a form of modern rock that runs the gamut from hard rock to well-crafted pop. The driving beat of the first track, "Addiction," (think a modern Deep Purple) is impossible to resist, as are the blasting guitars on "Girl On A Wire" (which brings to mind Rage Against the Machine). On the other hand, tracks, such as "Ride," "Willow," and "Dog's Life" provide sonic relief in the form of funky, slinky fare with a touch of R&B. Tracks like "Eight" and "I Am A Wall" remind me of Collective Soul. Although Blue Moon Harem don't play progressive rock, and you won't find a lot of virtuoso noodling here, their interesting songs and expert arrangements lift them above typical power-pop radio fare. The album is beautifully recorded and the songs are addictive. Some label should snap these folks up now. I think they could sell a lot of records.

Addiction (4:36) / Ride (2:42) / Girl On A Wire (2:36) / Willow (3:19) / Blue (2:22) / Eight (3:12) / I Am A Wall (3:58) / Dream (3:25) / Dog's Life (3:58) / Push (3:45) / Illness (3:08)

Bix - vocals
Demetri - guitars
Lex Lianos - drums
Paul Bryan - bass

Blue Moon Harem (2002)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: October 31st 2004
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
Artist website:
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Language: english


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