Bill Lloyd – Working the Long Game
A great philosopher once said: “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day”. If that’s true, then said philosopher would have also suggested that Bill Lloyd’s Working the Long Game is one heck of a 37 minutes.
And so, it stands to reason that Jim Valvano would have loved this record. And my guess is that you will, too. Working the Long Game has it all. Pleasing harmonies. Guitar jangle to spare. And most of all, great melodies.
You can’t help but sing along to “Satellite”. The title track, “Working the Long Game”, tells the story of a challenging courtship that’ll make you smile. And “Wake Up Call” is a reflective look at a life of blown chances – or more accurately, a failure to even recognize them. If you’re as honest as Bill is, it’ll make you want to cry.
There’s not a sour note throughout. No frills guitar pop of the highest order, Bill Lloyd’s Working the Long Game is easily one of the best power pop albums of the year. So, get your copy at Amazon or at SpyderPop.