Keenwild CD REVIEW
KEENWILD - 'DIEVERCITY' CD Review
For a few locals around the Southern California cities of Temecula
and Murrieta, the songs found on the debut CD of KEENWILD represent
a stage of time the singer/songwriter William GouldJr., has gone through.
'MURRIETA' song No. 6 tells of Bill's high school life and the dissin'
he went through because he is part Jewish and because he had diverse
friends and wasn't afraid to be seen with them. 'QUICKSTOP', a young
coffeecrowd fav, is about when 'Bill' worked as a mini-mart manager
in Temecula, and 'CLOSER' was composed shortly after Bill met Jeney,
the other half of KEENWILD.
Technically the production only gets a 'B' mainly for 'pops' between
songs, though in all fairness, my reviewer's copy may have been more
demo than commercial. However, the mixing is more than adequate and
provides the listener a chance to hear Jeney's 'sweet-as-the-Kansas-prarie'
voice and the artistic guitar renderings of Bill, which play more like
a backing vocal than an accompaniment. One other thing that stands out
when you listen to the eight songs, including Australian hit 'MR. PETE',
is the lyrical quality you find in each song. At a time when you don't
hear a rhyming line in church songs anymore, it is good to hear songs
written with poetic styling that also have some 'meat' to them.
This is a good first effort from a duet that begs the question, 'Does
the singer make the song or does the song make the singer,' by saying
maybe it is both. Meanwhile you can catch up to the latest haps on them
from their website, see thumbnail this page or live at many spots around
the Inland Empire. - PT ROTHSCHILD