Horan, Eddie / I'm Gonna Speak Out
Album: I'm Gonna Speak Out   Collection:General
Artist:Horan, Eddie   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Hdm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-17 Pull Date: 2013-12-19
Week Ending: Dec 8 Nov 24 Nov 17 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 01, 2013: MHz
Twice As Nice
4. Nov 06, 2013: Sunflower Sutra
Twice As Nice
2. Nov 23, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
The Ups And Downs Of A Love Affair
5. Nov 06, 2013: Gegenchang
Who's Slipping Who Out The Back Door, I'm Gonna Speak Out
3. Nov 13, 2013: Gegencang
I'm Gonna Speak Out
6. Nov 02, 2013: Around The Bend
Twice As Nice

Album Review
Henry Corrigan-Gibbs
Reviewed 2013-10-15
This album is all groovin' 70s funk in the style of Sly & the Family Stone (or maybe the "Shaft" theme song). Every track has wah-wah rhythm guitars, thumping bass lines (often slapped), and synth-sounding strings backing up the vocals. The highlight of the album is a devastatingly funky break on track 8 at 3:33. Other than that one break, nothing on the album was particularly surprising—they give you the traditional funk motifs without giving much more.

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*1 (2:34) Upbeat soulful track with conga intro, wah-wah guitars
2 (3:36) Schmaltzy ballad
3 (2:34) Fast groove with cool horn intro
*4 (3:04) Slap bass intro with some soulful singing and nice breaks before each chorus
5 (4:57) Repetitive track
6 (4:19) Medium groove, nothing remarkable
7 (3:46) Ballad. Slightly less schmaltzy than #2, but still melodramatic with violins. Not totally convincing
*8 (5:32) Sparse track with a VERY clean rhythm guitar lick in the background throughout. There is a short mediocre guitar solo in the middle. The EXTREMELY funky break at 3:33 makes the whole album worthwhile
9 (3:27) Cheezy ballad with a weird chorus thing going on. On second listen, realized it was a love story about a woman who chooses between saving baby’s life and her own.
10 (2:34) Upbeat, not particularly exciting

Reviewed by Henry C-G

Track Listing
1. I'm Gonna Speak Out   6. All Thru The Night
2. Losing You   7. There's No One Else
3. The Ups And Downs Of A Love Affair   8. Twice As Nice
4. Who's Slipping Who Out The Back Door   9. You're A Lovely Lady In My Eyes
5. City Life   10. I Like What You're Doing