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Album Review

San Francisco's Blue Sky Roadster make likeable alternative pop/rock that is easy to digest but hard to remember. The pleasant guitar songs on Roller Coaster Goodbye are made for mid-‘90s alternative radio: cleanly produced and straightforward post-grunge music driven by paint-by-numbers riffs. None of it is annoying or offensive; however, the group lacks presence and high-impact material. Much of Roller Coaster Goodbye can easily be compared to the work of other bands. For example, "Driving South" is reminiscent of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the influence of the Foo Fighters and the Posies is obvious. Sadly, singer Todd Herfindal doesn't have a voice that commands attention; his vocals disappear into the music, which itself lacks color. Although the lyrics seem honest and written from real-life experience, they're not interesting enough to sustain attention spans. The band has heart and talent but nothing truly original to say. Roller Coaster Goodbye moves along nicely, trying to be as catchy as possible; the tunes are easy on the ears, packed with FM-friendly hooks. And Blue Sky Roadster should be given credit for ignoring the rap-metal and pop-punk trends of the late ‘90s. Unfortunately, everything here has been done before. Roller Coaster Goodbye isn't bad; it's just redundant.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Members of two alternative San Francisco bands, the Thrill Pillows and Honeypot, formed Blue Sky Roadster in early 1997 after their bands broke up. They drew influences from power pop bands such as Redd Kross, the Posies, and Teenage Fanclub. Three different Blue Sky Roadster songs appeared on two industry compilation CDs that were released in May of 1997. The first, a Popsmear Records compilation of San Francisco bands, was distributed and played on college radio stations. The second was BAM Magazine's...
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