||SHUT DOWN. WAKE UP. TUNE IN!!|
Vidiot (n.) definition: a sub-human, barely alive zombie who zones out in front of the tube for weeks on end, vegges out and manifests a fierce "leave me alone" attitude; differentiated from a Couch Potato who zones out in front of the tube but is actually aware of what he's watching.
Geoff Westen was the original Vidiot. "After the last band I was in broke up (for some stupid reason), I hibernated, propped myself up in front of the monitor and sort of dropped out. The song 'Better Get Started' was a self-motivating message." After writing it, Geoff SHUT DOWN the TV, WOKE UP, and began to TUNE IN!! to his life again. It worked like a charm.
THE MUSIC ON TUNE IN!!
Reconnected and re-energized, Geoff dove back into his head and emerged with the Power Punk tunes-de-force that became VIDIOTSTune In!! The songs take advantage of Westen's signature Wall of Pop production style in a top-notch collection of songs you can't shake out of your head.
VIDIOTSTune In!! is the follow-up to The PigsOINK! Geoff's breakthrough Power Pop album that was listed by Hybrid Magazine as one their "Up and Coming Favorites," and was named one of the "Top 25 Indie CDs" by Indie-Music.com. Reviewers and fans alike responded to Westen's neo-wave sound, citing influences from the '80s to the present.
Westen delivers screaming guitars and a driving track that rocks "Better Get Started," the opening anthem for Vidiots everywhere. Geoff kicks it up a notch on the thumping tracks "Angry Young Man" and "Don't Stop The Kiss." Awesome funky-chunky wah wah guitars in "Action Man." And no one tells a more tender love story than the softer side of Westen on the ballads "She's So Young" and "Searching For Love." The album is very danceable all the way through, especially on the techno-tinged songs "Together" and "Some Of You Girls," with their loops and intense synth solos. Plenty of Westenisms abound on VIDIOTS-TUNE IN!!
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Plug in your headphones and make sure you TUNE IN to TUNE IN!!
VIDIOTSTune In!!, is Geoff Westen's fourth album on his Disturbing Music label. Check out the Power Pop CD The PigsOINK!, and the Digital Activity opuses Birth and Xmas Vol. 1.
Who is this guy anyway? Go to Geoff Westen.