Kenny Fame – Fame Whore

Kenny Fame is back with his latest release, Fame Whore, and it’s pop to the max. Business as usual, then.


______fameWhore1_1600x1600Opening with ‘Shadow Dancer’, there’s a real eighties vibe running through that reveals itself the most strongly on the chorus, ever so slightly leaning towards a bit of the ‘Timewarp’. ‘Beautiful Face’ sees the vocals slip a little at the start, but things do pick up a bit as the track progresses with some grit thrown into the mix amongst the combination of twanging and overdriven guitars, while title track ‘Fame Whore’ goes for an all out jazz infused feel good time. The guitars are trebly, classic seventies dance sounds all over the place and sultry brass thrown in for good measure. ‘Mother Father’ unpacks a touching display of affection, with a backdrop of curiously religious sounding music, slightly latin in flavour, and entirely intriguing to the ears. ‘Julie’ employs some emphatic synth sounds from start to finish, with a thudding bass line that keeps things moving along well. When the guitars kick in there is a distinct touch of Lenny Kravitz going on, with some cheeky flashes of wah-wah to add some fun texture to the track. While Fame Whore might not be entirely aesthetically consistent, there are still plenty of tunes here to pick out a few stand outs – particularly the first tracks ‘Shadow Dancer and ‘Timewarp’.