Between Before & Beyond
Quiet Heroes is a rock-oriented recording group which has released four works to date: 'Throwaway Party' (1988), 'Heroglyphics' (1991), 'Starving on the Edge of Paradise' (2000), and 'Between Before and After' (2002). Variety is band's trademark, as their songs range from harding driving, in-your-face rock, to medium paced classic rock, to slow, sensual ballads, with a little bit of everything else woven in between. The lyrics are typically strong and catchy. This album, BETWEEN BEFORE AND AFTER is a complilation disc which includes songs from the band's three previous cds, and also includes three new songs. This selection of Quiet Heroes' songs provides a good introduction to the band (if they're not known to you) and is a great collection of songs for these who are already fans! Regarding the songs on this album: 'Wickwire Road' is a medium paced crossover tune about a winding country road in West Virginia where even love can get lost! 'Month of Mondays' is a mesmerizing song utilizing several unique instruments, a mellotron, african drums, and a unique stringed instrument designed by Neal Hamilton and called an 'American Sitar' (this instrument is also featured on the song 'The Serpent Beguiled Me (and I ate)' from the band's third album. 'American Dream' is an acoustic, American folk ballad written before the 9/11/01 tragedy and often requested by listeners. 'Strategy', is a classic rock song about the art of eye contact. 'New Things' is an ecclectic song about credit cards (you know those nasty plastic things which make us want NEW THINGS). 'All For You' is a pop tune about, what else...love that could be (isn't that sweet). 'Waterfields', on the other hand is a classic rocker about the loss of love, sung by guitarist Tommy Joe Oliveto, from the band's second album. 'Ducks on Your Fence' is about a girl who is so pretty she can line up guys all the guys she wants (like ducks on her fence)! 'Tired Of Your Love' is a rocker which is often referred to as 'the divorced people's anthem'. 'Somewhere Near The End' is a fast paced rocker sung by drummer, Pat McCleary, and, like many of the other songs, has some great lyrics. 'Spiral Cloud' is hard to describe...it is sort of like The Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields' (it doesn't make sense...wait...yes, it does)!. 'High On A Mountain' is a light rocker about the life of a nature artist whose job it is to hike out into the mountains and paint scenery for all of us to enjoy. 'Age of Information' is a fast rocker from the band's first album lamenting the growing technocracy (written in 1982...it's quite prophetic, eh). 'Cigarette' is a harder edged song likening addiction to nicotine to the addiction of love. 'Follow You' is an acoustic tune about submissiveness, and again includes a mellotron in it's instrumentation. 'Baby I'm Crazy' is a crossover tune, featuring the pedal steel guitar playing of Mark Marino, and is a great country song without the truck, the bottle or the dog. And lastly, 'People In The Street' is a song about....what else...people in the street, and is an introspective ditty in the vein of the Beatles 'All You Need Is Love'. Try this selection, if you don't like it you'll be out a few bucks (but it wouldn't be the first time...would it?). ON THE OTHER HAND, since this is a compilation album, IT MIGHT RESULT IN A WHOLE NEW SOURCE OF MUSIC TO ENJOY FOR YEARS TO COME and you'll broaden your horizons with other Quiet Heroes compositions. Currently our website is down, so e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.