Celebrating 2 years of my first solo release- 10 new Classic Rock songs- here is a review: from Goldmine: CLAY HOWARD – Who the Hell is Clay Howard?
Well, here’s the short answer to the titular question: Clay Howard is the former lead vocalist with the North Carolina power pop outfit Stratocruiser, he’s really tall (6’9”), and his new solo effort is pretty darned nifty in a classic rock kinda way. Oh, and to these ears it’s the best record he’s ever been involved with. “LOL” is the track to watch out for; it’s fortified with an uber-catchy hook and a great vocal performance (love the kiddie vocalizing at the end, too). Matter of fact, Howard’s impassioned vocals throughout Who the Hell… help sell many of the tunes, including the sweetly soulful “Send Me an Angel.” The whole shebang – a collaboration with Minnesota-based producer/instrumentalist Brynn Arens – is mixed extremely “hot,” with a gloriously big, fat drum sound driving the songs. So, yeah – catch these classic-sounding classic rock sounds before they becomes classics.