This exciting pop album shows the influence of Kevin's songwriting favorites XTC, Oingo Boingo, and Brian Wilson. "If I Could Make My Dreams Into Movies" makes a perfect summer soundtrack with its grooved bass and guitar riffs reminiscent of the blue-eyed soul of Squeeze. As with Kevin's other project Captain Bogg & Salty, the sometimes-humorous songs appeal to a wide audience and are clever enough for adults while engaging enough for kids. "If I Could Make My Dreams Into Movies" was chosen by Disney for use in a television show last fall on the ABC/Family network. Other hits include the tempestuous pop sea-story of "Radio Man" and the driving ska of "Love's Villains."
"As one of the founders of the curious "pirate band" movement that scuttled Portland a few years back, leaving the city awash in "avast ye landlubbers" and "arrr... mateys," Kevin Hendrickson deserves to be commended or shot, depending on your musical vantage point. His involvement with some of the foremost bands of the ilk: Pirate Jenny and Captain Bogg & Salty, is proof enough of his commitment to the genre (if, indeed, it is a genre)...Hendrickson proves himself to be a talented songwriter and musician, capable of walking a much longer plank than the musical pirate ship might provide."
"Hendrickson's solo work follows a somewhat different star than Pirate Jenny and arrives at a place where winking '80s British pop bands like XTC and Squeeze strum alongside '70s songsmiths like Jimmy Webb."