If a true Top 40 station still existed (sadly, it doesn’t kids), The Verbs – which features musician/producer extraordinaire Steve Jordan and his equally talented wife Meegan Voss – would be all over it. Their recently released 2nd album, Trip is just that: A 10 song, 33 minute ride that features apocalyptic pop (‘World’s A Mess’ should lead off every newscast), updated girl group (‘Ain’t No Ingenue’, ‘This Is How The Song Goes’), country (a beautiful cover of Neil Young’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’), pointed commentary (‘Burned Out Rock Star’ can apply to just about anyone in rock AND Hollywood), and of course, straight up rock n roll (the hard-driving ‘Hey, Hey, Uh-Huh!’).
Jordan’s steady as always drum work is supplemented by The Ad-Verbs: session legends Pino Palladino on bass, guitarist Danny Kortchmar and Japanese guitar hero Tamio Okunda killing it on lead. But Meegan Voss is the star here. One minute she channels Nico’s lyrical detachment, the next she’s vulnerable as Dusty Springfield. But make no mistake – she’s never a victim. She’s tough as nails throughout. Great songwriter too.
Whether you’re at home, walking about with the portable device, at a party, or in the car, Trip is the soundtrack for it all. It’s available now on Itunes or through their website, http://www.theverbs.us. Look for it now!
Here’s the video for Hey Hey Uh-Huh: