RON GALLO  – ” Really Nice Guys ” EP

Posted: January 19, 2018 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolific calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full-length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.

Really Nice Guys is 8 “tracks” that are more like blended music/comedy/conversation sketches.

The opening track Rough Mix, is a literally-titled, rough mix of a potential new song. Gallo sings about not having enough lyrics and how he spent 12 hours on a new song with only the rough mix to show for it. The song fades into a version with “full production,” but really, it’s Gallo and gang experimenting with corny saxophones and auto-tune before finally giving up and ending the song as a “mix.” The “song” sets the tone for the rest of the EP.

Gallo’s mother’s boyfriend, Jerry makes several unannounced cameos throughout the record. East Nashville Kroger Conversation, is exactly what it sounds like, but there are definitely a couple of complete workings. like the title-track, Really Nice Guys and the instrumental, Youtubularbut even they provide a social commentary on the clusterfuck of the music industry, media and perhaps the Nashville social scene. It is clear Ron Gallo and band do not take themselves too seriously and that is unquestionable a part of the charm of Really Nice Guys.

As jokey and opinionated as Really Nice Guys is, Ron Gallo is interesting enough to make it worth the listen and laugh along with him.

Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys (New West) From the new EP ‘Really Nice Guys,’ available January 19th.

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