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I Used To Be So Young
The Homeless Gospel Choir – I Used To Be So Young
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 20:30
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The Homeless Gospel Choir used to be a one-man project, but on “I Used To Be So Young” Pittsburgh’s Derek Zanetti surrounded himself with a full band. It makes for a richer sound, which is always a good thing. Other than that, things haven’t really changed… Zanetti is still protesting against everything he doesn’t like with fairly simple, straight-forward lyrics that get his points across loud and clear. All this is wrapped up on fairly simple, straight-forward tunes that are as folky as they are punky.

The songs on “I Used To Be So Young” are not too shabby even if things get a bit monotonous towards the end. Sure, a country-tinged song like “When The War Is Over” adds a little diversity but there’s still room for improvement. Simplicity can be a beautiful thing but ultimately this album lacks a lasting appeal. Maybe next time. For now the best thing about The Homeless Gospel Choir is still the band name.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.