Music Go Music Expressions

Music Go Music Expressions
The year isn't 1976 but if it was you can bet Music Go Music would be selling out arenas and blaring from all the roller discos. In 2009, however, they're a curiosity signed to Secretly Canadian, featuring a guitarist that once went by the handle "the Condor" (now known as Torg). Having just signed a deal with Mercury in the UK though, MGM could reach the sky with a debut album like Expressions. A collection of three twelve-inches they released over the last year, the album is a run-through of every late '70s teenager's vinyl collection. Debut single "Light of Love" bops with the spirit of ABBA's "Honey Honey," "I Walk Alone" rips through riffs like Heart's "Crazy On You" and the near-ten-minute indulgence of "Warm In The Shadows" struts along the borderline between prog and disco, which is essentially ELO ― more than any band the dominant influence here. While Expressions goes full force into yesteryear's glory it might prove a little too much of a flashback for those trying to forget the era. But it fits the nostalgia quotient for anyone wishing the good times never ended. (Secretly Canadian)