Monday, November 29, 2010

Walt Mink - Miss Happiness

Walt Mink

Miss Happiness (1992) – In the early ‘70s, T. Rex made a career out the one-trick pony ride of marrying wimpy vocals and equally airy, wimpy pop melodies to hard-hitting metallic guitar hooks (well, hard metal by early ‘70s standards, which isn’t very hard these days). Walt Mink try the same trick with a ‘90s update. The problem is that poppy late ‘80s speedy metal has dated horribly. The glam-metal slam runs through a cheese grater and the power-pop vocals are way too abrasively wimpy even by that genre’s standards. There’s a Nick Drake cover (“Pink Moon”) that comes out sounding as annoyingly clueless and dated as the rest. *1/2

1 comment:

  1. Listen to a podcast review of Miss Happiness by Walt Mink on Dig Me Out at, a weekly podcast dedicated to revisiting lost and forgotten rock of the 1990s.