Reviewing restaurants is almost like second nature, reviewing music albums isn’t. But this one deserves a solid plug. Pearl Aday’s solo debut album, Broken Thorny Crown, is a wonderful release that I’m sure I’ll find myself playing over and over again. Today I received the CD, along with a surprise in the form of a signed picture of Pearl, as a present Sallie gave me. In case you’ve never heard of Mother Pearl, Pearl is the daughter of the timeless and bigger-than-life Meatloaf. Whether you agree or not, Meatloaf always works with some of the best female vocalists that can be found in this universe, like Ellen Foley and Patti Russo, and Pearl has been a great background vocalist on Bat out of Hell II and the tour that followed that release. It’s really good to see Pearl get out of the background and take up a well deserved spot, in the spotlight. Go to Pearl’s website and check out some samples of Broken Thorny Crown. Like it? Order it!
We met Pearl and Scott at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco where they gave a stellar performance. Videos and the rest of that story in another blog post, though.
Reviewed by Stefan Didak on
Good old real rock!
A wonderful release that I’m sure I’ll find myself playing over and over again.