I joined the New MySpace last week as a result of a conversation in a Twitter chat to see if it has improved over the original site that I never had an account in. After setting it up and poking around in it for a while, I decided to give it a shot and see how it works out and how I may be able to discover new music and share with my new connections my blog, The Groove List.
The next morning I woke up and checked my email and found a new connection from a group out of Germany called CUEROCK. The connection provided 10 Top Tracks from the group. So I grabbed the headphones and started the first track called “More Sex” from the album “Tales of Future Passed.”
Loved It. Looooovvvved It.
CUEROCK is a cross between, hard rock and fusion jazz. I heard undertones of Chick Corea and Al Dimeola from “Return To Forever” in “More Sex,” Journey To the Centre” from the album “Physically” and “A Farewell To The Falcon” and “For Sabine” also from “Tales of Future Passed.”
I’m more partial to the non-vocal tracks, a la “Tangerine Dream” which I detect in places, but this is a group that needs to be checked out. Some really good music is being done here.
In the vocal tracks “Kaleidoscope,” “Kaleidoscope II” and “Dream On In Neverland” I got tinges of Jay Gordon and Chester Bennington from the “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack (a must have for rock fans).
The guitarists are killer and the pianist is off the hook.
So far, I’m liking the New MySpace if I can wake up to this kind of music everyday. This is what music should be about. Not that dreck drowning my soul known as commercial radio.
If you like rock you’ll love CUEROCK. If you like fusion jazz, you’ll love CUEROCK. If you like them together, you will love CUEROCK.
I’m a fan.
Unfortunately, you can only hear CUEROCK in my MySpace profile if you create an account. http://new.myspace.com/ironhelix. Sorry about that. I couldn’t find any tracks on Youtube. However, their album “Tales of Futures Passed” is on Amazon and you can hear it there, and if you like it (and you will) the tracks are $0.89 each.
Jump in it.