Brandon Field went and got himself a band. His first release Tired Of Trying was a solo effort that revolved around an acoustic guitar and his vocals. L.A.'s Finest is his latest release which is a fairly straightforward rock album.
I have no idea who else is actually in Brandon Fields Experience. I see no mention of who might be playing but it can’t be many people. The songs are still stripped down with bass, guitar and drums.
L.A.'s Finest is an apt name. These songs have an L.A. vibe via the late and mid-eighties when the rock scene was thriving. You can hear elements of bands like Motley Crue and other bands from that era.
The album opens with “Alive” which is a prime example of what I’m talking about. It’s a solid song but also feels familiar and nostalgic because of the vibe. “Kick It” is a little upbeat and energetic. It’s a solid song although the band isn’t always in the pocket. “Don't Call Me Lover” feels like it moves up a couple years into the early ’90s. I picked up on the STP vibe right away.
You can’t help but feel that some songs were inspired by certain artists. For instance “One In the Same” clearly sounds similar to Jane’s Addition. As the album progressed “Breaking” and “16” are other solid efforts from Fields.
Now that Fields has jumped into working with a band it has created new dynamics. I think the added dimension sounds good on Fields but there is still room for improvement (Fields and his mates need to work a little more on the delivery). The production and recording quality could certainly use a boost and the timing should be tightened up. Overall, L.A.'s Finest has some well crafted song with display some potential
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