Iím nearly 28 years old and free to
voice my opinion how I want, so this it. This is my
review of OPERATOR: Can You Hear Me now.
For this CD, OPERATOR
consisted of just Johnny Strong. The addition of guitarist Doug
Dunnam, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Shad Wilhelm appear on the
next album. This is a limited release and there are seven tracks
on it, all of which were written, arranged, produced and performed
by Johnny. My first feelings about this CD were quite simply,
damn. How can one man possess that much talent and that much sex
appeal? The answer? It shouldnít be allowed, but when you hear
this album you start thinking to youself, damn if a person could
ooze liquid sex that is exactly what Johnny would be doing. There
is definitely something in his voice that makes a girl weak in the
In certain parts of songs I
sat, jaw dropped open grinning like a little bitch at that sexy
little growl that is persistent somewhere in every song. Itís the
kind of growl that makes a man sound predatory and makes a girl
tremble a little bit and think ďHmmm I wonder if I could induce
that sound in him.Ē Which brings a little wicked grin to your face
because you know when youíre alone with your girlfriends youíre
going to be playing one of these tracks, hearing the growl and
talking like girls do about all the things you could do to make
him sound that way.
I have to tell you honestly,
No One Else is one of my favorite tracks. The whole CD is
excellent and a must have, but seriously when a girl first listens
to a CD, letís face it, the song that sounds the sexiest is
usually the one that grabs our attention and makes us want to
listen again. When I first heard this track I was chatting with
one of my girlfriends and I immediately made her listen to it
telling her quite frankly that itís fuckiní brilliant and oh so
wibble worthy. Girls, take your guy to a club and request this.
Why? Because the beat and the sexy sound Johnny brings to the song
is going to make your body move and your hands roam all the fuck
over and heís not going to mind that one bit. Heís not going to
mind the beat and heís definitely not going to argue when your
body moves in a way that heís very familiar with, but usually only
sees when you two are alone gettiní your freak on. Quite simply
itís a song thatís going to make you want to rub your body all
over his and one that is definitely going to make him want to take
you home as soon as he can.
Songs like Wreckage and
Delicate make you want to take care of him as well as figure out
if he was busy snooping around your own life to find inspiration.
I remember listening to Here We Go Again and Delicate, thinking to
myself ďFuck this is my life. This is the story of my
relationships.Ē Then I wondered how in the hell he could be so
dead on and realized it has to come from living it. Which takes
you back to going man someone needs to take care of this boy and
treat him right.
Itís hard to pinpoint
exactly what I was feeling while listening to this CD. A lot of it
seemed to reflect my own experiences which made me curious how the
hell he does that and some of it I was too busy listening to that
damn sexy voice of his to care about how I was feeling at the
moment. I do know itís currently in my stereo and something I
canít get enough of. Overall, it kicks serious ass and is quite
possibly the best Iíve heard in the last couple of years. I think
this is one of the few CDs I own that I like every track on.
Whether it be the voice or the meaning behind the songs, I canít
give you just one reason to have this, but itís definitely
something youíre going to want to grab and hang on to. Just be
prepared for one hell of a ride.