Of Music and Vision
Okay, so you've never heard the name, Neil Young and the terms, cult/B-movies, in the same sentence. Now you have. Southern Indiana-based writer/singer/bassist Steve Davis may not be in Young's league as lyricist or singer, but even Young-philes could hear a vocal resemblance between the two. Ideally, you would be able to visit www.bmoviecentral.comor Wild and Woolly and find the music of Polaris on numerous movie soundtracks. Of course that is a compliment and is why I'm recommending this CD.
"Bringing My Love on Home" may or may not be cult/B-movie material, but it is really good music for partying, bike-riding or driving; as is the dark "Magic Hat Act." The instrumental "Eclipse" leaves nothing obscured but provides for the ears a gorgeous spring or fall afternoon, or perhaps a heavy snowfall in the middle of winter. "Eclipse" is also easy to envision as the main theme of a film that cult/B-movie addicts would know and love. Hopefully, somewhere down the path of time, someone responsible for a soundtrack would fit the catchy, contemplative and road-worthy "The Next Song" into a celluloid driving scene - perhaps a radio song in a vehicle on some open highway. You might do well to add "Riff Raff" to your personal CD of Halloween songs. Basically a shadowy tune for a foggy night, it features the sounds of creepy, atmospheric whistling. Do you have a pet flying monkey? "Over the Rainbow" is not a cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Take that as either warning or encouragement, but nurture that monkey.
This CD can also leave a person wondering what the songs would sound like played live. To find out about that, check the LMN calendar or contact Davis at email@example.com for more info. The CD is available at Polaris gigs, various local record stores, and Barnes & Noble.