Giant Electric Pea, 1994
An spin-off from neo-prog band I.Q., sharing their keyboard player Martin Orford and bassist John Jowitt. And judging by this album, they share many of the faults of I.Q. - bland, plodding rock songs with limp vocals. There are occasional listenable moments in the playing and arrangements, such as on the catchy "Daylight Fades", and the mellower "A Life is All You Need". But it's not really worth delving through all the stodge to find them. I'd recommend I.Q.'s "Ever" as a better, but only marginally better, example of this style, so if you already know and love that then fair enough, get this as well.
November 18, 2003