Starkly powerful songs underpin Coram's disc
By WAYNE BLEDSOE
Mark Coram may be the best local singer-songwriter you've never heard.
With able contributions by Tim Lee Band core Tim Lee (guitar) and Susan Bauer Lee (bass) and drummer/producer Don Coffey Jr. (formerly of Superdrag), "Garageicana" sounds like the work of a seasoned veteran.
Coram constructs songs that are tight, unpretentious and believable.
The six-minute conclusion of "She's a Catastrophe" is a garage-rock tour de force with Tim Lee cranking out some particularly smart licks and Coffey and Susan Bauer Lee pounding the beats into your soul.
"Garageicana" is an arresting disc by a local artist whose work should appeal to far more than the local market.