Bill Mumy - "Dying To Be Heard"
A music review by Tyler
Rating: none given
One day, while browsing the music section in Borders looking for the
latest ?-ziq (pronounced "mu-sic") album, I instead discovered a CD by
an artist named Bill Mumy. At first, I questioned if this was, in
fact, THE Bill Mumy. When I turned the cover over, there was a picture
of Lennier (from Babylon 5) in a T-shirt with a guitar slung over his shoulder.
I knew at that point that this CD was something I must have. After
first listening to the CD, I was unsure if I liked it or not. The
lyrics are intelligent and the acoustic, soft rock melodies pleasing enough;
however, his voice seemed to fall in the space between Tom Petty and Bruce
Springstein. So I listened to it again and again. After listening
to it a fourth time, I came to the conclusion that if any artist can make
me listen to his record over and over, he has achieved a success.
The highlight of this album is "The Ballad of William Robinson," a heartfelt
song about the Lost in Space family 30 years later. Overall, "Dying
To Be Heard" is a good album to have next to Brent Spiner's "Ole Yellow
Eyes" and Stephen King's "Rock Bottom Remainders."