The Crawpuppies surprise us with their original music debut. The sound is overall very poppy. Largely acoustic driven and sporting a fair amount of Beatles influence on songs like 'Outta My Head' and 'Ode To The Eggman (Heartbent Abused).' The softer 'Slave To The Puppeteer' works just as well, driven by drummer Chris Karp's marching band snare rolls. 'Out Of Control' has a strong James Taylor quality to it. Songwriter Chad Clifford writes compelling lyrics and blends them well with strong melody lines. In short, Clifford has crafted a nice collection of multi-flavored songs which his long-time band executes remarkably well. BY TOM LOUNGES Times Correspondent The CrawPuppies are: Chad Clifford: Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric 12 String Guitars, Aaron Hedges: Bass, Backing Vocals Chris Karp: Drums and Percussion, Backing Vocals Mike Curtis: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Booking: Call Aaron (219) 644-7668.