Mark DeCerbo & Four Eyes on MySpace
It's criminal, really. At a time when most of the acts on the radio couldn't write a receipt, let alone a tune, here we have a largely untapped embarrassment of riches, spanning the breadth of the eighties. Oh it's true frontman Mark DeCerbo has come close a few times, check the liner notes for recording sessions with Greg Kihn, demos and an unreleased album for MCA, demos for CBS, and more. Its easy to see why all the interest - amongst the gems here are some of the most memorable melodies you're ever likely to hear. Spanning a decade, you get powerpop at it's best, with a heavy emphasis on the pop. You're gonna hear echoes of this and that-20/20, Phil’s Seymour and Spector, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and the Beatles. It all means a dedication to song craft, as well as a guaranteed heartfelt performance. Some songs pound out their message, others sweetly inform. Why this music hasn't reached a larger audience is beyond reason, but Mark DeCerbo continues to write and perform incredible pop material - witness his 1992 solo album on Bizarre/Planet, and "Green Grass Girls" on "Staring At The Sun Vol. 4." Count this as an opening salvo in re-vitalized release schedule.