"Winchester Cathedral"... (The Flobe's) excellent cover of this 'sixties' classic, originally by The new Vaudeville Band brought back many happy memories of this time for me. Haven't heard it for years, but (They) did a great job... and I also particularly enjoyed "Juniors Farm" as well. ...I'll be back for sure. Fascinating bio...lost me at times...but that's terribly easy!
The Hammerstein Hambone
“...listening to 'For The Turnstiles' - Yes the Neil Young edges are working beautifully again Maestro D!. Funky shakers, full backing vocals reinforcement widening the whole thing out to spiky and smooth complimentary guitars. Nice!. I didn't know you were THIS great mate!”
The Hammerstein Hambone
“...really connected with "This Way Again"..This is excellent writing..extremely good vocals and musicianship...very clever arrangements with quality production. Such an impressive playlist...”
The Hammerstein Hambone
“Throdgie Baby, Tom, and da boi be trippin' on (With a Smoke). It is the absolute wildest joyride The Flobe has taken us on. Trying to find a pattern to latch on to is futile. All we can do is go with the flow. "It's like a loop machine" backed up by Jim Morrison, The Mothers of Invention, and Jay-Z.”
“Better garde your avant with "With A Smoke." How can you tell you're really dreaming when you're only in a dream state?”
"With A Smoke" is another fantastic piece of work (by The Flobe) and is truly alternative. Fuses jazz, beat poetry, soul, hip hop, and avant garde rock in a very satisfying and enoyable manner indeed...
Rolling Stoned Magazine
“Finally got a chance to sit down and listen to the Flobe's latest concoction. I see by the comments that I am not the only one hearing a bit of modernized Zappa in this one. Trippy, dreamy, experimental, and psychedelic are words that immediately come to mind. This is as abstract a piece as I've heard from you guys. You have been known for your improvisational mindset, and with on "With a Smoke", you've redefined your boundaries, or should I say, your conviction to not be confined to boundaries. Bravo, boiz...you have now successfully stepped into yet another dimension of sound. And now I must ask the obvious: on what planet can I get some of that smoke?”
“That's a smoke after my gusto :)
I feel competently psychodelized and zapparized and beefheardized too (when I think over it)...”
German Avant Sounds Magazine
“(With) a Smoke...The Flobe laying down some original funk only the way they know how! Id love to see (The Flobe) live someday! I bet that would be one insane experience!”
The Nashville (Black) Cat
“Derek is on the trail of Frank Z. and the brother Shulman and Wakeman, Anderson etc. - the bare names are big compliments! Like it...”
The Flamenco Guitarrista Magazine
"We be up in da club"... (With a Smoke) Got me trippin' on this funky, intergalactic fusion of mad geniuses at work! Space age cool vocal effects! Lyrics cool as hell! The way the beats change is the sh#@t! (The Flobe) did good! Only one thing to do, hit play again!
The Nashville Night Centurion
“Hey... (The Flobe) have made a cool and special song again...
"If U want me 2 stay" is a fresh and good sounding song with coooool vibes. Great guitar and vocals.
As usual you never know where " The Magneto Flobe" takes you in their fantastic musical universe...”
The Fogelbergian Digest
"If You Want Me 2 Stay" -- just loving how (The Flobe are) mixing the Latin and Pop. SWEET! And... ...(The) singing is amazing...
Down Beat Magazine
“The Flobe doesn't create covers but reimaginings. Derek da boi is certainly the ringmaster du jour. There's a vision here that might be too bright for some, too dull for others, but for Flobeheads that vision is hyperacute. I'ma take me down to Junior's Farm ridin on Helen Wheels.”
The Washington Postal
“Listening, Liking, & Loving! "If U Want Me 2 Stay" is freaking amazing! Instrumentation, horns, vocals create a feel that takes me away! Am I at Mardi Gras? This is a fiesta! Cheers to The Flobe! You guys are pure magic!”
The Nashville Cat Fancy
“Lovin' "if you want me 2 stay" - cool rhythm & vibe... the guitars are great - I love the vocal delivery, sometimes laid back, sometimes provocative - a mover!”
La Paella Valenciana
“(The Flobe) have continued to find ways of resurrecting our classics...and of breathing new life into them. "If U Want Me 2 Stay" has always been one of my favorite Sly songs, and I've gotta tell you, what (The Flobe have) done with it has magnified the diversity of multi genre appeal that Sly himself was able to establish with his technique. The Magneto Flobe is rapidly becoming one of those bands that transcends the confines of other bands that do covers. (They) have discovered the formula for making new hits out of old hits. Even though (They) sound nothing like them, what (The Flobe does) with these covers reminds me of what bands like Manfred Mann, The Byrds, the Stones, Vanilla Fudge and even Elvis were able to do with other artists' songs in the past. They just worked out ways to make them their own. Loved the vocals (lead and back up), piano, lead guitar, percussion, and production on this one... loved it all!!!”
“Junior's Farm is a sweet Flobe Rocker... Great sounds and rhythm... Excellent vocal harmonies,.. I'm heading to the farm !!!”
The Texas Toaster Weekly
“If (Junior's Farm) doesn't get you in a good mood, not sure what will? Such a cool, fun song that has me dancing right along... you guys are so crazy, talented... Always love hearing your new material!”
“(The Flobe) did an excellent job on (Junior's Farm), the *Day Tripper phrase in the opening stage, is worth all the money....CLEVER!!!!!!
great great cover, yet Flobe to the bone!!!!”
Dutch Bad Axe Magazine
“Rockin' to the newest Flobe cover of Junior's Farm. I believe Sir Paul himself, would be proud of the job (The Flobe have) done with it...let's go, let's go!”
“Diggin' on "Junior's Farm" tonight!! The Flobe never fail to produce superb cover tunes!! Here's another gem that's a MUST LISTEN!!”
The Arkansas Traveller
“Jammin' to Junior's Farm! Great song choice, done in Flobe style grandeur! Really love that ending: Jet Airliner...sheep and all...”
The Nashville Cat Fancy
"Junior's Farm" ... (is) straight forward and (The Flobe) sound so relaxed and just jamming along. A lovely Flobe version with positive vibes... Wunderbar! Tom's Beatles intro line is cool. Vocals are top as always...
Deutsche Bad Axe Magazine
"Zip it Up", is art and fun...very black sounding, yet very Flobe!!!!!! I think (it's) a great idea... ...blending genres and sounds.My pleasure to listen...
Dutch Axe Slinger Magazine
“It's the abstract truth all in one package. A movement that effortlessly tosses off the shackles, crossing artificial boundaries to create a smooth blend of silk degrees. He who keeps his eyes on the road misses all the great billboards. But I digress...”
“Theres so much talent and atmosphere in (The Flobe's) songs. (They) experiment with sounds, rhythms and expressions. Its honest, well written and performed music. I love "Droppin' Rain"...”
Scandinavian Fogelberg Magazine
"BLUEBIRD" is a groove spread thick and delicious. Chops that are understated, precise and directly sharp blended in a compositional mesh that surprises in a landscape dominated by the usual...
Conga Fancy Magazine
“Rock those grooves, Flobe! Spit the rhythm in an electric supernova — sip the groove in a neon fishtank, a cosmic blast through funky grit in a metallic dynamo. Groove through the stars, Magneto!”
The Extra Terrrestrial Extra
"Zip It Up" is a dope joint. Perfect Friday night soundtrack for the up-all-night, spill-the-wine crowd. It's megahip. War could appreciate this one.
Running After Midnight
"Zip It Up" is tremendously funky with some truly unique rhymes and subject matter... Highly entertaining soupy goodness...
The End Times Gazette
“I came back to Jefferson Avenue for "Zip It Up"! This all-star line up delivers the goods once again laying down a rap that's dope and a sound that's sick!”
The Nashville Cat
“There are so many influences spewing out of (The Flobe's) work, and yet, when they are all strung altogether, all I can hear is that familiar signature sound that the Flobe has managed to capture with each successive recording. But I gotta tell you...this one here, Zip It Up, evokes the excitement I once felt for some very innovative bands from back in my day: War, Kool and the Gang, and Average White Band to name a few. Each employed a free style random rap that kept things loose in the beds of funky dance grooves they would come up with. That rap...that looseness...seems to run thru many of your songs, and more so in this one. I listened tonight through a nice set of headphones, and I can say this: the sound was big. There's so much goin' on...you can't absorb it all in one listen. I don't know what it is that makes these jams so appealing, but I know this much is true......I'm hooked.”
“..One day. We'll all grow up to be children. As the Flobe...”
The Watchful Shepherd
"Evil Ways" IS AWESOME!! Music is stellar, and vocals superb!! The Flobe are masters at cover tunes - (The Magneto Flobe) ROCK BIG!!
The Seven Days
“The monsters of Latin are rockin' again! "Evil Ways" is a smooth cover of a great song. I will say, i like it even better in this version. Period. (The Flobe) did great. Fantastic vocals, guitars and psychedelic keys. A joy!”
The Duckledorff Quacker Review
“...awesome "Evil Ways" jam...great mix and wonderful musicianship...”
“My boi..you've turned Evil Ways into your own and I freakin' love it! Blasting it at my party and everyone's loving it my man! Evil never sounded so good!!!!”
Nashville After Dark Magazine
“Diggin' the dreamlike feel of Evil Ways, the song that began the merger of the terms latin and rock over 40 years ago. (The Flobe) have come up with an incredibly seductive remake of this classic. Two words sum it all up...Sabrosa, Mami!!!”
“Love (The Flobe's) take on Santana's classic... slick, sleazy, and most of all, evil. Another Magneto classic is born!”
The Nile Enquirer
“(Evil Ways is) Pure evil. Santana on a riverboat!”
“(The Flobe are) a nice turnaround from the normal guitar slamming music. Real smooth cup of joe...”
“I am just damn ready "For The Turnstiles" by The Magneto Flobe!!!!! RIGHT ON! ...just great great greattttt...”
Italian Jazziz Magazine
“This Flobehead is taking in all these mellow sounds... Take a listen, and you'll be a Flobehead too!!!!”
The Texas Toastie
"For The Turnstiles", is yet another inspired track with some fine guitar from Tom... There can be no argument - The Magneto Flobe do the best covers!
Last Day On Earth
“Official Flobehead here... "For The Turnstiles" ...Wow! ..it's an awesome piece. Great vocals, harmonies and guitar work. The bass line is crazy wicked. Love it!!!”
“Great work on For the Turnstiles... Exceptional bass line keepin' it all together... Kudos to one of the newer Flobes, Tom "The Maestro" Hedrick, for his briliant input. (The Flobe) are taking it to another level!”
“I am now seriously in love with the Flobe. Listening to songs like I'm eating popcorn.”
The Jiffy Pop Times Picayune
“For The Turnstiles is a homerun! What an all-star lineup of players...Tom is perfect... This cheezy flobe jam shows yet another side to da boiz diverse catalog!”
The Nashville Cat
“What an incredible journey. I can hear some CSNY, cool beats, jazzy guitars, and almost Beatle vibes. I like your vintage indie like feel. Somehow, you have modernized it...”