CHAZ HALO (Site)
Chaz Halo is a white trash poet with a truck driving father.
At least, that's what he says in one of the sizzling tunes on this, his
second home made slab of rock'n'roll, punkier than the first one, with not
quite as many hooks, but just as satisfying in the end. 11 songs in
just over 30 minutes, with this sort of Phil Spector-ish "wall
of guitars" thing happening, and the singing is raw and real.
It feels like he's right in the room with you, screaming in your face, and
you'd better be dancing, 'cause he's not going away. Which is not to
say that the recording doesn't sound professional; it does.
But, it's raw and fresh, with plenty of bite. Kinda like
sushi with plenty of wasabi.
In addition to 9 originals, mostly about the girl
from the detox ward he seems to have fallen madly in love with, he does
two covers here: an understatedly faithful version of Nick
Gilder's glammy "Hot Child In The City", and a red hot pop/punk re-arrangement
of Little Richard's "Jenny Jenny" (guess what Chaz's
girlfriend's name is). Fans of Chaz's former band, The
Dimestore Halos, will dig this, as will anyone with an ear for a good
tune and a need to boogie.
has released this on his own Black Nipple Records, and you can get it by
visiting his website, or emailing him. - Brain Mosher