Nuke The Soup
“Make Waves No War ”
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“Make Waves No War ” asks the big question, “Are you filled with dread”? “Make Waves Not War” answers today’s concerns and growing uncertainty over social problems with a simple solution. ”When She’s With You. You know where you are” The solution is love.
The very easy to listen to “Make Waves Not War” has something for just about everyone. The beach and surf crowd have “Ocean”. The lovers have “Our Song” a nostalgic ballad that looks back on a life long relationship. Then there is one of my favorites from the CD, the playful “Finger of Friendship” aka “Dolphin Song” a definite car dance track. The best song on “Make Waves Not War” is “More To You” it has a dreamy feel that I find very relaxing.
Nuke The Soup’s Mark Davison, singer/guitaritst/songwriter surrounds himself with an extraordinarily talented group of musicians. Keyboardist Brian Simms, bassist Mike Mennell, guitarist Rennie Grant and Chester Thompson on drums make up the current lineup.
The CD liner notes says about Mark Davison,”Cubic Feet has had a successful run of four albums, the last being the critically acclaimed Superconnector. Nuke the Soup is looking to expand upon that fan base with great new material and a top notch band. ” Expanding on that fan base should not be a problem with “Make Waves Not War” it is a group of catchy, upbeat, infectiously happy songs that compel you to sing along.
You won’t be “filled with dread” when you listen to this CD.
Listen to tracks from “Makes Waves Not War” on Nuke The Soup’s MySpace Page. Wondering about the band’s name, Soup is “The after affects of a breaking brave. Especially evident on a closeout. Synonym: Whitewater” (Definition from Riptionary Surf Lingo Lexicon.) Learn more at Nuke The Soup’s website.