"I'm a musician who's completely out of original ideas, and so I thought I would ask for help from someone like you who shares my problem. Advice?"
"You music is a sonic pizza of joy. Please bake more."
"Hey Tom! How do you know there's a drummer at your door? How???? The knock SPEEDS UP! Hahahaha! Good one, huh?"
"I like listening to music on the Internet, and out of all the tunes I've heard, yours are some of them."
“As I settle down with these headphones, smoking a White Owl cigar and drinking cheap brandy, I say... Delightful songs, Sir. And I must say that you look VERY MUCH like Barry Gibb. SWEET!"”
"Thank you for playing your guitar at a reasonable level tonight. Are you going to college?"
"Does anything really matter? Eventually the sun will become a red giant helium ball and engulf the earth. Though we are millennia away from this occurrence, I suggest we focus our thoughts there."
“I remember one time in Vegas when he came out on stage. After all these years I thought Tommy would "weigh four bills and be on pills", but he really rocked it. He didn't even drink Scope in public."”
“I continually emailed Tom, asking him to write a song for me called "I Smoke And I Vote", and he never answered. Tom? Tom? Are you out there? I feel your presence in the wind.”
"I can't tell you about this gentleman's music, but I found a bunch of his CDs at a garage sale, and they beautifully adorn the corkscrew willow in my front yard as year 'round dream catchers."
“Pencil! Can not get enough of this song. Especially love the intro when it sounds so spooky and then turns to a fine pop mid tempo song. Wunderbar, Tom!”
“Tommy done did it again....dazzled us on that bass guitar of his, and then switched over the Les Paul and sang all those songs about sandwiches and beer. We raise our tankard to him.”
“Tom - you're all my favourite groups rolled into one....... listening to your songs - I'm a kid tearing open presents at Christmas..... full of excitement & joy........”
"Coffee And Cake" is genius on so many levels, it's intimidating... great delivery on vocals, harmony is perfect... you are a heck of a songwriter... like neil young, and sir paul.
“In reviewing Tom Hedrick's earlier album "As If", I touted his geek rock combination of unique lyrics and subjects with joyous rock rhythms. With "Red Giant", the geek rocker advances to head rocker with introspective lyric writing and cuts that are better termed "compositions" than tunes. "Fire In The Lab" for example, moves dramatically from moody orchestral passages to jazz ensemble to a searing lead guitar break. Then jump to "Song For Joe", with driving rock chords and vocal attitude reminiscent of the great Del Shannon. Very eclectic, electric and delightfully eccentric album!”
“Tom Hedrick is f*****g weird, but I like him. He's got a classic sense of pop craftsmanship, a multi-instrumentalist's palate, and a whimsically twisted vocabulary. Call it geek rock if you want, although it sounds nothing like the cartoonish lesser songs of Zappa and They Might Be Giants. This stuff is still pretty listenable, if not relentlessly quirky.”
“The sound is tight and very, very studio. Hedrick crafted the graphic on the cover, and that same sort of sunny un-reality pervades his music. You might think I'm complaining, but the strange thing is that Hedrick's wonky, obsessive sound works simply because the guy is so damned earnest. He makes music this plastic-sounding because he likes it that way. And his enthusiasm rubbed off on me in a big way.”
“Salads and Ballads: As if it hasn’t been six years since Tom Hedrick’s last release. As if his fans weren’t eagerly awaiting new material from this gifted singer/songwriter. Thankfully, Hedrick has returned with a brilliant follow up to his 2002 release, “As If”.”
“For those familiar with Tom’s body of solo releases, this third solo effort, Red Giant, will no doubt raise a few eyebrows (and perhaps a few arm hairs as well!). Indeed, Red Giant confirms that, like prime Paul McCartney, Tom Hedrick is dynamic recording artist regarding structure, arrangement, and particularly lyric content.”