Now THIS record is sideways. On this first and self titled record, Jonny comes across as everything – from over the top, commercial sounding “music they play for kitchen product ads on TV”, to true heartfelt songs and alluring, dreamy harmonies – only a tree would have a hard time singing along with most of Jonny. If you think about it, that’s a pretty wide river, but Jonny does make it across. Follow along with this:
1) ”Wich is Wich” Over the top or what? If you have ever heard The Monkees, here they almost are! It’s so full of hooky, simple melodies that you are left thinking “Which witch IS which?” Its plain old simple fun.
2) “Candyfloss“ Now they have made a left turn in the same neighborhood, but they’ve aged a bit. Not quite as simple fun, Jonny hangs on to the hooky melody concept. AND … they’ve discovered that a song can be longer than two minutes. “Candyfloss” would have been in the top 50 right beside The Cars and early Todd Rundgren. An alternate title could be “Jonny finds a girl he really likes a lot and could be having his first crush!”