Blue Sky Goodbye

Demo - December 2001

Blue Sky Goodbye - Demo - December 2001 ©2001 Self-Released
1. Dream Girl
2. Stop Raining
3. Further Away
4. Hindsight Is Twenty/twenty

If I owned a record label and received this demo from Blue Sky Goodbye, my first piece of advice would be to find a singer who isn't a tuneless wonder. My second piece of advice would be to get over your petty problems and quit kvetching about it in your songs. Third, I'd tell them that emo is the lowest form of rock music, below Andrew W.K. and Kid Rock.

By this point in the review, it doesn't take a keen eye to spot that I don't like this demo one bit. Blue Sky Goodbye plays the downtrodden, mopey sort of emo that just makes me shake my head in pity. These songs are simply dull and the band's singer possesses a voice that just sounds whiny and full of little complaints. In fact, you can just hear him say, "It's awfully cold in here! My shoes are too tight! How come? Why? Are we there yet? I have to go to the bafroom!" Needless to say, he's not very convincing, except that someone needs to inform him not many people want to hear the complaining of others. Emo tends to be the musical equivalent of a an 18 to 21 year old young person writing bad poetry in a coffee shop, convinced that their writing is deep and profound. All it really boils down to is, well, bad poetry. It's a good thing most people outgrow this phase as they get older.

So whoever found my address and sent me this emo demo, please set it on fire. If the address happens to be in your computer database, set your computer on fire. That goes for any other emo bands out there who think I have time to listen to your bitching and moaning.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 03/2004

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