MP3 Neal Fox - HiPOCRACY
A rueful Randy Newman eccentric, equally at home in blues, rock and jazz motifs. - Billboard
11 MP3 Songs
POP: Pop/Rock, EASY LISTENING: Adult contemporary
Everyone wants to be hip (or cool, or da bomb, or whatever) so we spend our time and money chasing the latest fads only to discover that once we''re hot-we''re not. Neal Fox refers to this as "HiPOCRACY: The state or condition of momentary hipness."
Billboard Magazine wrote, "A rueful Randy Newman eccentric, equally at home in blues, rock and jazz motifs. Fox''s lyrics are a solid plus. They often flash with wry wit, an all too infrequent phenomenon on the rock scene."
In Fox''s long music career he has written in many different styles, but always with a twist. A little humor, a little satire, a lot of emotion. "''HiPOCRACY'' immediately displays his cutting edge as a lyricist while ''Killer in the Courtroom'' boasts a wonderfully eerie and sinister feel."
Check out the songs on HiPOCRACY and you''ll see that that''s true.
Neal Fox - vocals, guitars, piano and synths
John Rekevics -tenor, alto and bari saxes
Background vocals - Wayne Nelson, Eve Selis, Ron Bolton, Leonard Tucker, April Doyle, Mark Jones, Mattie Battista, Janice Edwards, Rachel Mournian
"Very, very hip! Well-constructed vocal harmonies and squeaky tight musicianship, this accomplished songwriter has created a ''Gem''!"
"Neal Fox''s HiPOCRACY opens with an a cappella verse that recalls Manhattan Transfer, then grinds into a rap interlude that builds into a slick Steely Dan-like pop chorus."
"Fox''s slickly produced Lite AOR Rock mixes social commentary with a furlong of influences. He has listened hard to such older, sensitive rockers as Don Henley and Paul Simon but there is some grizzled Randy Newman in here for the cynics at the bar."
-Nick Dedina, https://www.tradebit.com