Stuff One Eyed Man Review
Stuff this “One Eyed Man” review from “Stuff”.
Author: Keith Nunes.
Date: March 2001.
Original URL: http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,1027121a4500,FF.html
At least when he was with Hunters and Collectors there was the odd tune that had substance and impetus.
This crock is full of pathetically self-conscious dribble such as: This song is for catching the blood you shed, for there’s no escaping the quick and the dead; or People smile I’ve been told, they live and die and lust for gold.
Except for the rare glimpse of mature and sturdy songwriting, the 12 tracks are child-like – appearing to be cobbled together on scraps of paper and jotted down when Seymour was 14 and unable to produce a coherent and sophisticated thought.
And what does it sound like? That’s another oddity. Although there are moments when he sounds like Mark Seymour, mostly he involuntarily sounds like a B-grade Neil Finn and Crowded House.
1 (out of five)