I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July Eve. Here’s a review I wrote for the Illinois Entertainer a while back.
The Red Plastic Buddha sports a sort of mind-blowing 1960’s name, so it’s not surprising to find rampant psychedelia on its latest release, All Out Revolution. Vocalist-bassist Tim Ferguson advocates peace and love on the melodic “Star Shaped Holes,” and evokes a British Invasion hit single with the sunny “Daisy Love.” (There's a video for “Daisy Love” on YouTube. I'm not sure if it was done by the group itself or a fan, but it's very effective in capturing the song's flower power vibe.)
There’s a bit too much slow material on All Out Revolution, but fans of Nuggets style rock will embrace “King Of The Underground” and a cover of The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night).”