Named for a bloody assassination scene in 1972’s The Godfather, the members of the four-piece New York City-based rock outfit know as Moe Green’s Eye are only new to the music scene as a collective. Individually, Steve Siegel (guitar, songwriting), Anthony Galati (lead vocals), Jeff Mackey (bass), and Bob Gallagher (drums) have been making noise with other high-level projects for some time. Yet, despite their 20-year friendships, these four musical journeyman never had the opportunity to play together, until now.
Crediting that very friendship with their instant musical chemistry and rather sudden rise to popularity in the NYC area, Moe Green’s Eye has released their debut work, Fast Radio Bursts, a live EP created in real time with no overdubs. As a fellow musician, that alone is commendable.
Here’s what we dug most…
Our Favorite Track:
Fixed is an immediate 80’s throwback to songs like Modern English’s 1982 hit, I Melt With You. Impressively, the sound is rich and full, particularly considering it’s a live production with only 3 instruments! Beyond all of that, the chorus is especially satiating…
“And what if I came into your room, and what if I lock the doors to make my own
Would you still feel the same? I’ve given you all, but not your name
No, not your name…”
“We all grew up recording on tape, so you had to be real precise and limit your tracks to the best parts of the song. So we think that a first effort live EP like Fast Radio Bursts is a way of paying tribute to some of that lost art in music.”
—Steve Siegel, Moe Green’s Eye
Taking a refreshing look back—and feeling good about decisions made—is what It’s Over Now is all about. The track is catchy, uncomplicated, and feels just a bit like Kerplunk-era Green Day.
Really dig the intro to What About Time which reminded me a bit of Gn’R’s, Sweet Child O’ Mine. Like its predecessors, the song is bright and groovy.
What we have here are four talented and well-traveled musicians who’ve been around long enough to understand that they’ve created something special. Their four-track debut, Fast Radio Bursts (Live EP), is light-hearted, refreshing, and well produced. Creating a sound that is rich and full, in real time, with very little instrumentation is a testament to each of their respective skills. And all of this in just a few short months together. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to hearing more from them soon.
Hints of the 80s stylings of bands like Modern English and Van Halen collide with notes of early Green Day.
BELOW, you can listen to Moe Green’s Eye’s live EP, Fast Radio Bursts and connect with their social media platforms. Please support Moe Green’s Eye by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!