Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General

by Kevin Wierzbicki

.
Dave Stewart's music calls for an acquired taste. Not that his output is quirky or bizarre; it's just that it is not that memorable. Stewart rocketed to fame as the man behind the Eurythmics where he worked with fabulous vocalist Annie Lennox and since the demise of that group he's produced good work for many other artists. The trouble is, since Stewart himself doesn't have a very distinct voice of his own, his solo albums always come across like they're made primarily with the intent of showcasing his songs so that other artists can hear them and perhaps claim them as their own, maybe even enlisting Stewart to produce their version. And that translates to an unimpassioned listen for the average non-musician fan. Stewart tries to pep up the album a bit by enlisting female vocalists for a few songs and the cuts featuring Joss Stone, Alison Krause, Jessie Baylin and Diane Birch are the better of the lot while "Girl in a Catsuit," although kind of insipid lyrically, is the album's highlight thanks to an inspired guitar war that plays out between Stewart and in-demand ax lady Orianthi. The bulk of The Ringmaster General though is good for a one-time listen and that's about it.


Dave Stewart - The Ringmaster General
Rating:



More articles for this artist .


...end





.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Paul McCartney, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper Secret Project- Mr Big's Pat Torpey Has Parkinson's Disease- Band Makes $21K From Silent Album- Jack White Farm Aid- more

Day in Pop Sammy Hagar Offers To Pay Sarah Palin's Speeding Ticket- Justin Bieber Teases Almost A Dozen New Songs- Beyonce 'Crazy In Love' For 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Tom Petty Streaming New Album Online For Free- Slash Debuts Songs From Forthcoming Album World On Fire- Chris Slade Looks Back On Leaving AC/DC- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Paul McCartney, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper Secret Project

Mr Big's Pat Torpey Has Parkinson's Disease

Band Makes $21K From Silent Album

Bring Me The Horizon Frontman Reveals Ketamine Addiction

Jack White To Headline Farm Aid

The Gaslight Anthem Release 'Get Hurt' Video

Rare Early AC/DC Single Fetches Almost $4500

Stevie Nicks Announces 24 Karat Gold Album Release

Early Remixed Tommy Bolin Recordings Set For Release

Alter Bridge Release Animated 'Cry Of Achilles' Video

Judas Priest Share Story Behind New Song Snakebite

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Sammy Hagar Offers To Pay Sarah Palin's Speeding Ticket

Justin Bieber Teases Almost A Dozen New Songs

Beyonce 'Crazy In Love' For 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears Launching Lingerie Line

Diplo Reveals Madonna Remix

Garth Brooks Reluctantly Enters The Digital Age

Weird Al The Subject of Adult Film Parody

Katy Perry Goes Retro For 'This Is How We Do' Lyric Video

Amy Winehouse Comic Book Released

Kenny Rogers To Stream Country Hall of Fame Interview

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

RockPile: California Breed- Pistol Day Parade

Yes - Heaven & Earth

RockPile: Broods- Neomythics

Colt 45 - The Tide Is Turning

Toto - 35th Anniversary Tour Live from Poland

Rob Zombie - The Zombie Horror Picture Show

Rock Reads: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

Michael Franti and Spearhead's Soulshine Tour

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

Live: Fall Out Boy and Paramore Monumentour

Road Trip: Kentucky's Bluegrass Country- Don't Miss These Five Attractions

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.