Started in 2007, Secret Man was the brainchild of "Hombre"Adam Stafford-- inspired by his love of Spy movie music, Film Noir, Garage Rock and Twangy Surf guitar. After playing in a few other bands, and recording songs at home, (under the name Hombre Secreto) his friends persuaded him to start a band of his own. After playing together in another band with drummer "Madman" Mark Turner, they met local guitarist "Jackass" John Garza, and decided to start Secret Man, with the motto, "Have fun!"
Fueled by a mutual love of loud, fast, Garage-style Punk, Power pop, and (Old) New Wave, Secret Man worked furiously on their songs. Adam was very prolific and wrote songs about very different subject matters, such as Road Rage, love of Mexican wrestling, and about dealing with dark emotions and obsessions. Mark and John added their muscle and rhythmic style to forge a unique sound. By 2008 they were ready to cut their first album-- "The Soundtrack." Recorded mostly live in the studio, with minimal overdubs, "The Soundtrack" is a raw and exciting snapshot of a band having fun. Tracks like "Blue Demon" and "Telly" show the bands playful side, and instrumentals like "Secret Man Theme" and "Cruisin' with My Guru" and "The Chase" show the Spy movie and harder Punk influences mashed together. Enjoy!
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 31 Jul 2010 05:32 PM|
The group, Secret Man, and their album, “The Soundtrack,” dish out quite a selection of finely crafted Rock/Punk music. Each track on this CD is melodic and upbeat as the talents of the musicians really come to life. This trio takes the genres of Garage Rock ‘n’ Roll, Post Punk, and New Wave and adds their own boisterous spin to it. The first track, “Secret Man Theme,” is an irresistible song as the guitar hooks you in with its mystifying melodic melody. The industrial pulses on “Mysterious Interlude,” drives the rhythm as the synth sounds emanate space like tonality. The vibrant and upbeat song, “Demon Fanfare,” has a clever riff that will have you moving to the rootsy beat. If you’re hooked on the bands Devo or The Cars then you will really enjoy the excellent selection of songs the impressive album, “The Soundtrack.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 21 Jul 2010 03:25 PM|
Secret Man: The Soundtrack