JOHN MILLER is the lead
singer with The Radio Sweethearts, who are one of the most Country sounding
groups around. This album demonstrates John's strong Country influence -not
in today's Country music, but more that of Buck Owens and Webb Pierce.
All the material is self written, and range from the radio friendly title track
"Popping Pills", which acknowledges Country's greats, to
the Latin flavored "Down Mexico Way".
The up tempo songs sell the album. "Don't Forget To Tell Him"
and "The Dream I Had Last Night" are particularly strong,
but John also does a good job on the slower "Everybody Knows".
Miller has a superb Country voice, and he's been joined by some fine musicians
like Davie Scott, Malcolm McMaster, Alasdair Kennedy and some neat harmonies
from Kathy Stewart and The Lazy Ranch Hands.
The whole package has been superbly produced, and the end result is one of Country
music's events of the year.
Certainly , the most Country album of the year.
If you like your music Country, from the era when it really was Country, then
this is for you.