Elevate Difference

Living Well

Rob Crow definitely has one of the greatest album covers I've seen in a while. It's a photograph of Crow, wearing a demonic-looking t-shirt while drinking a cup of coffee and standing in front of some pumpkins and several hand drawn, paper tombstones. With a cover like that, I was a little surprised to find that Living Well had a much slower tempo than I was expecting. Although it seems that was the point – the Pinback frontman made this record at home after the birth of his first child, opting to slow down and spend time with his family while writing more introspective music. And while this mellow rock is obviously made by a very good musician, it lacks a punch. This record is not groundbreaking and sounds fairly typical of the genre, but I am sure it will be enjoyed by fans of Goblin Cock and Heavy Vegetable.

Written by: Beeb Ashcroft, April 22nd 2007