Life Behind the Gold Tie
Mike Wagner is a storyteller with his music, whether it is one song or an entire album. Every song in Life Behind The Gold Tie contributes to a greater story told by the entire album. One will see each individual song as a mere piece in a greater puzzle. From the catchy guitar riff in the title track to the bone crushing 'End Game' to the slow, thoughtful ballad 'What Will We Do', Mike takes the listener through the eyes and minds of several key characters in a corporate power struggle. Too often in this day and age, Corporate America seems to believe that the work done by the common laborer is just an unwanted side-effect of the millions of dollars the CEO's and CFO's and upper management in a company deserve, whether the company is successful or not. Life Behind The Gold Tie musically takes the listener through what happens when this proven-failed formula of corporate greed is used. The most interesting aspect of Life Behind The Gold Tie, is the Mike plays all the instruments, does all the vocals, and did all the production. An excellent listen.