Fox Pass creates original rock/pop music that blends hook laden melodies, three part harmonies and a driving rhythm section. This CD has been compared to Tommy Keene, Robyn Hitchcock, Bob Dylan and The Byrds among others. FOX PASS is a veteran Boston pop/rock band with a 2005 reunion CD dubbed "FOX PASS". Their music is a blend of rootsy Americana and Power Pop, with multiple lead singers, 3 part harmonies, upbeat inspiring songs and clever lyrics, jingle jangle airy guitars over driving rhythms. FOX PASS is a band with an enigmatic name and fortuitous mystique, having been known in several arcane circles as foreshadowing certain Boston music scenes, and currently having the historical credibility to match their contemporary sound. The CD shows FOX PASS' wide range of musical abilities, and captures the sound of their live shows within a rich and sparkling studio recording. They have received great press reviews and are appearing all over the town. 'Fox Pass,' bien sûr, est dérivé d'une phrase française commune, 'Faux Pas.' This was not commonly known in the original incarnation of the band. Here is what some people are saying about their reunion CD, appropriately titled "Fox Pass". FOX PASS Actuality Records Fox Pass 13 songs The CD opens with the droning, psychedelic guitar laden "Child's Play." This is an invitation to a journey of love marked by lush, multilayered harmonies. It evokes the romanticism of The Zombies' "Time Of The Season." On "Hit Or Miss," Jon Macey laments something that haunts him as he channels Dylan perfectly on the line "You would agree that freedom could be stripped right away from me!" "The Wonder of Tomorrow" continues the Beatlesque, Revolver reminiscent, free-floating sensation of "Child's Play." "Saving Grace," sung by Mike Roy, burns with palpable heat-a "Sexual Healing" for the millennium. "Love For Love" is power pop that never goes soft due to the rock-solid rhythm section of Steve Gilligan (bass, vocals) and John Jules (drums). "Dream Inside Your Heart" speaks poetically about the power of the unseen-"shadows in the dark/diamonds in the water." "Sometime Saturday Girl" is Americana rock 'n' roll personified---a 12-string Rickenbacker and a 12-string Danelectro blasting through Vox AC 30 speakers. There's not a musical misstep among these roots rock gems which are given just the right sheen by Fox Pass kindred spirit, producer, Barry Marshall.(Nancy Foster - The Noise) Fox Pass - the self-titled disc by Fox Pass. Although this was a late 2005 release, this disc will land in my Top Ten for the year, and the song 'Sometime Saturday Girl' is a contender for Song of the Month honors. Fox Pass is a Boston band led by the talented Jon Macey. This time around, Macey and his band mates have embellished their repertoire with plenty of ringing Rickenbacker riffs. 'Here Comes The Karma' sounds eerily like Sid Griffin (Long Ryders, Coal Porters, Western Electric); several tunes sound like classic Tommy Keene songs; and 'Sometime Saturday Girl' reminds me of Blue Rodeo with 12-string accompaniment. This is top-notch pop! Long may you run, Sir Jon and Fox Pass! (Eric Sorenson - Fufkin) First off, fans of Tommy Keene check this one out. Not only does lead singer/guitarist Jon Macey (check out his solo album!) sound like the perfect combination of Tommy Keene and Robyn Hitchcock, much of the material on this 13 songs sound uncannily like Keene and even Hitchock's Egyptians. A very difficult feat to pull off. While this is a 2005 release and recently recorded, Fox Pass was, originally, a semi-legendary band on the Boston music scene from 1972-1978, always on verge, cusp of big things. Now, years later they get together and this eponymously titled debut bring us a healthy, happy dose of pure pop jangle, warm, familiar melodies and excellent performances throughout! This version of Fox Pass has Stephen Gilligan, who those familiar with Boston Music Lore of yesterday will recognize him as original bassist in The Stompers. It's a complete success with only a few tracks falling short of pop glory.... Bottom Line: The songs here are full of haunting, catchy chord changes, flowing harmonies and great melodies. There are wonderful layered vocals, solid melodic, inventive arrangements and sincere passion for classic pop sounds. Extremely Highly Recommended!! (Not Lame website) JON MACEY - lead and backing vocals/electric and acoustic guitars/dulcimer; MICHAEL J ROY - lead and backing vocals/electric and acoustic guitars/keyboards; STEVE GILLIGAN - backing vocals/ bass guitar; TOM LANDERS - drums.
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