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Album Review: Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding by Wesley Stace
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Blurt Magazine - 80 Based on rating 4
The Upshot: A natural heir to the Brit rock tradition, with a charm and exuberance that clearly complements that handsome heritage. BY LEE ZIMMERMAN Having previously shed his John Wesley Harding persona the last time around and assumed his birth moniker seemingly for good, the ubiquitous Wesley Stace takes a half step back via Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding, presumably a transitory step towards combining the two identities for future referencing. Still, Stace by any other name is as potent as he's ever been, a master of melody whose attitude and aptitude is fully engaged in the joys of simple, straight forward pop and roll.
Wesley Stace kicks off this album with the song "I Don't Wanna Rock 'n' Roll," and it fits rather well as a mission statement. Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding finds the artist formerly filed under H reaffirming the new handle (the one he received at birth) that he embraced with his 2013 album ….