What Are the Chances?
First Appeared at The Music Box, March 2000, Volume 7, #3
Written by John Metzger
After keeping the Freddy Jones Band afloat for years, guitarist Rob Bonaccorsi inexplicably was excused from its line-up. Nevertheless, he has resurfaced with a new outfit Butterfly McQueen. Fronted by former Citrus singer Nancy Antevski, the group draws from a similar pop-fueled vein as Bonaccorsi's former group. However, instead of building its songs upon a foundation of folk music, it more often than not starts with a rhythmic groove of percolating percussion and spirited bass. Add to that Bonaccorsi's searing slide guitar, and it's off to the races.
It's too early in the game to know exactly where Butterfly McQueen is headed. As is evidenced by its debut What Are the Chances?, the group is still a little rough around the edges, and many of its songs still sound a bit too much alike. Yet, the infectious nature Simple and the haunting echo of Linger, which bears a striking resemblance to Bonaccorsi's own Rain, display the glimmer of a band just waiting to come into its own. ½
1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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