Marc James | Maximum Action

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Maximum Action

by Marc James

Modern Electric, Power Rock= Dance Electro=Fun and upbeat Party Music
Genre: Pop: Euro-Pop
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1. The Perfect Stranger
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2. Underground
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3. The Girl Can Dance
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4. Tribute To Marilyn
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5. Baby, I Did
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6. I'm On Fire
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7. Hard Driving Music
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8. You Have A Secret
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Interesting styles and genres. fast slow ,wide variety of styles and sound.


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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Marc James a GrIndie Award for their CD "Maximum Action." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

BOBBY S. BoDEAN

STUDIO ENGINEER
IF YOU ARE HUNGRY FOR SOME "FROM THE GUT",BOWIE MEETS RICHARD BUTLER (PSYCHDELIC FURS) STYLE VOCALS, Jump into this CD with absolutely with no fear of regret!!! 5 Stars!!!

Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Brilliant mix of Euro-Pop
Marc James’ 8-song CD, “Maximum Action,” is a brilliant mix of David Bowie-meets-Bryan Ferry Euro-pop that is fit for a dance club as well as for a cabaret. Relying primarily on ambient, synth-infused soundscapes, James delivers wry, clever, and funny lyrics with an arch delivery invoking a dapper rogue completely unaware of his obviousness. The lead track, “The Perfect Stranger,” captures this most effectively with a dry but melodic vocal in full seductive mode. “Hard Driving Music” rides a bouncing disco-like bass-line in a tuneful exercise that is pure schmaltz (“Do you want to swing, to dance, and sway to that hard driving rocking and rolling”) - and is absolutely irresistible. On “Tribute to Marilyn” (yes, Monroe) James references Ray Davies’ classic “Celluloid Heroes” with a straight-faced ingenuousness that is as subversive as it is catchy. Closing the album as strongly as it begins, “You Have A Secret” is built on a classic doo-wop chord progression that becomes transformed by a breathy, understated narrative (a la Leonard Cohen), and embellished by a solemn and perfect background chorus. In the end, Marc James’ “Maximum Action” CD is that rare intriguing album by an artist that will win you over with his lush, melodic accessibility.