Neil Michael Hagerty | WIG92 | Released: 01/01/00
Yeah, with Neil Michael Hagerty what you get is rock carvings on darkened cave walls, songs cut roughly from organic material; compulsive, unusual numbers. Soaring above it all is that signature-wailing voice of Neil's, often as not pitched up into sweet falsetto range, singing over driving, wiggling drum beats and wedges of bass and guitar. The sounds and songs are flavoured with light pop and soul torches, as well as the inevitable motion towards rock whenever the guitar solos flare up. You can't buy this kind of excitement - oh, wait a minute, now you can.