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Classic Album Review: Kimberley Rew | Great Central Revisited

The Soft Boys & Waves guitarist is still rockin’ on sunshine. And don’t it feel good.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


He’s been a member of The Soft Boys and Katrina And The Waves. But on his second true solo album Great Central Revisited, the man who wrote Walkin’ On Sunshine and Going Down to Liverpool sounds more like somebody who used to be in Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds’ Rockpile.

Grand Central Revisited finds Kimberley Rew taking a trip down memory lane to the glory days of pure pop for now people, complete with guitars that jangle and twang, pub-rock beats that chug along joyously, harmonies that chime like bells and good old-fashioned verse-chorus-verse pop songs that clock in at 2:50. And while the lyrics to cuts like English Road, Screaming Lord Sutch and the Eddie Cochran tribute EC Blues veer toward nostalgia, Rew’s perenially upbeat style keeps the party from getting maudlin. Looks like Rew is still rockin’ on sunshine. And don’t it feel good.