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Review: Once In A Blue Room/Smoke by The Unidynes

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Once In A Blue Room by the Unidynes

Junior’s Motel Records

Hailing from Clinton, Iowa, The Unidynes are a working man’s blues band. After years of rippin’ it out by the roots the boys have released Once In A Blue Room their debut CD on Junior’s Motel Records out of Otho, Iowa. The disc has 14 original songs and one Willie Dixon cover. They come out of the shoot rockin’ with End Of The Line. Opening with a great bass line followed with some nice vocal work from Dave Schneider. Jack Schmalfeldt shares the vocals with Schneider. Killer Road tells the tale of a guy who is having a very bad day. “I quit my job lost my house my wife left and my dog just died”. A fabulous tune that has kind of a country groove. Goodnight Jesus sounds like the Rolling Stones in the early seventies. Big Girl is a fun song with a cool beat. “I want a big girl with big fine legs; I don’t care if I gotta beg”. This CD is one of the best debuts by a local band I’ve ever heard. Great writing and great performance. This is one you’ll want to listen to after a hard day at work (or play). Buy Once In A Blue Room by The Unidynes at a store near you, or go catch the band live and get one autographed by the boys.


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Blue Room

Smoke by The Unidynes

Junior’s Motel Records

It took four years but the boys from Clinton have finally released a new CD. Smoke has fourteen original songs and is once again on Junior’s Motel Records. This one starts out with one of the catchiest harp riffs I have heard in a long time. The band runs through rock, blues and country and twists it all together to make one fine CD. More songs of heartbreak and life going wrong. The title track Smoke get a little political. You’re not sure which is worse the pollution or the empty factory. Broken Brick has a great line that recalls a former relationship. “I hope someday you’ll find somebody who can love a blond haired blue eyed wrecking crew”. I think I know her! Rub A Dub is the closing track and just makes you wanna dance; there is no other reason or any deep meaning to the song. This is another fine disc of catchy songs, by one of the finest bands in the state of Iowa. You know the routine run out and get this one before they’re all gone.


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