Ten Pennies Make a Dime
Chicago-area singer/songwriter with classic '60s & '70's influences (Dylan, Springsteen, Kinks) most often compared with Australian Paul Kelly & Elliott Murphy. Review: From Don Sechelski (The Muse's Muse) Fred Prellberg is a singer/songwriter from the Chicago area. This CD is unabashedly rooted in classic rock and roll with echoes of Dylan, Neil Young, and even the Beatles. Better yet, it delivers the goods. From the first cut, No Man's Land to the last, The World Today, Ten Pennies Make A Dime is a gem... The first song, No Man's Land, sets the tone with an inspired and irresistible guitar riff. The retro rock tone comes through everything from Prellberg's vocal to the driving rhythm guitar. Moments Like These is a wry, sardonic waltz with a dark undertone. 'There are moments when time has no meaning ...but then there are moments like these', he sings with a straight face. The B3 organ lends a retro sound to Prellberg's soft acoustic guitar and the vocal is sweet but after every memorable moment, '... there are moments like these'... It's the quality of writing that makes this album stand out from the crowd. Prellberg's songwriting is literate, witty, and filled with strong hooks. His direct, honest songs are brought home by solid guitar based classic style rock and roll. There are enough keepers here to make Ten Pennies Make A Dime worth listening too over and over again.