I'm the original Vidiot
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
Geoff Westen's Power Pop tour-de-force, Vidiots-TUNE IN!!, will be released by indie, Disturbing Music, on March 25. The songs incorporate the scope of Pop and Rock styles Westen has performed over his career, and showcases his signature Wall of Pop sound.
Reviewers and fans alike respond to Westen's neo-retro sound, citing influences from the '80s to the present. Rockers and dancers like "Better Get Started," "Angry Young Man," and the wry "Friend or Lover," or the wistful and sensitive ballads "She's So Young," and "Searching For Love," reflect adventures in the eccentric yet sophisticated life of a career artist and performer.
Vidiots-TUNE IN!!, Geoff Westen's fourth album, and the follow-up to The Pigs-OINK!, take his arrangements and production one step beyond. The Pigs-OINK! made the Hybrid Magazine list of "2006 Up and Coming Favorites," and was named in the Top 25 Indie CDs of 2007 by Indie-Music.com among armfuls of other stellar reviews for the joyful pop-rock collection.
"I'm the original Vidiot," Westen laughingly comments. "'Better Get Started" was written as a self-motivating message after a lengthy self-imposed break from music spent in a dark, monitor-filled room. I needed to reemerge into the human race. 'BGS' is my message to all other Vidiots - SHUT DOWN, WAKE UP and TUNE IN!!"
Westen was aided on Vidiots-TUNE IN!! by several musical friends including Lewie Goldsmith (The Pigs), Davey Johnstone (Elton John) and Jefferson Kewley (Neil Diamond) on guitars, Dennis Conway (Alice Cooper) on drums, saxes by Richard Elliot on "Action Man," and The Heart Attack Horns on "Don't Stop the Kiss."
Vidiots-TUNE IN!! will be available at iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby and the Disturbing Music website, http://www.disturbingmusic.com.