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"John Krane - Doris, Buzz and Friends Review"

This St. Louis-area singer and songwriter brings, first of all, a bit of The Beatles from earlier days, as well as a bit of the Gilbert O’Sullivan feel. However, there is some hidden humor here, so listen closely. In fact, those who have listened to this young artist from the beginning invoke the name of Randy Newman. Listeners new to John Krane should also be prepared for interesting electronic keyboards, sounds and background pieces. It will be fascinating to some.

According to the biography information from those who are helping with public relations and marketing, “John Krane is a pop artist located in Saint Louis, where he has appeared on local radio and at local establishments promoting his unusual brand of electronic rock.”

Krane has a collection of tunes out called Doris, Buzz and Friends. I am not sure about the “linguistic experiments on dolphins” theme of one tune but I do like the “proposed alternative to the nuclear bomb” played with emphasis on the piano. If you want to venture out and if you live in the St. Louis area, you may want to catch Krane in Highland, Illinois, not too far from the city. This might be fun, especially with a band called Japanese Bat Bomb. - IndieUpdate.com


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Umbubwe House Songs (2009)

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Japanese Bat Bomb has played under various names around St. Louis for five years. With a name taken from a bizarre, real-life military program from WW2, the literary influences are apparent in their music. That doesn't come at the expense of energy, though--their originals and covers of classics like Neil Young's Powderfinger have become legendary on the St. Louis scene, and their once-a-month bar shows are the place to be for the college crowd.

"This St. Louis-area singer and songwriter brings, first of all, a bit of The Beatles from earlier days, as well as a bit of the Gilbert O’Sullivan feel. However, there is some hidden humor here, so listen closely." - IndieUpdate.com

"Doris, Buzz & Friends should appeal to pop lovers of all kinds (Krane's vocals compare admirably to Paul Simon's)." - Willard, ForTheLoveOfHarry

Japanese Bat Bomb - 1st Place, 2009 Southern Illinois University Battle of Bands