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THE DIAMOND UNDERGROUND

Serve the Song

2010-02-01

Any band with the word "underground" in its title should be an electronic, or dub, or possibly funk or jam band, right? That seemed to be my preconceived notion when I first popped this CD into my player. The Diamond Underground is none of these things. After getting over my initial disappointment, I realized that this is pretty stuff. Cincinnati musician, John Wagner, who writes and records under the name, The Diamond Underground, has made a decent first album. With effects on his vocals and the help of studio musicians in guitar, drums, bass, and keys, this is sweet, sad rock music. Add well-crafted production and you have something here that ever so slightly resembles the Jesus and Mary Chain. Rebecca Ruth

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