Citizen Fate – Cranked to Overkill Review

Linescratchers welcomes Gregg Hale, a new writer/reviewer from Salt Lake City. Gregg is a producer, engineer, songwriter, guitarist of Our Dark Horse and Last Response, and former guitarist of the band Spiritualized. He owns Handsome Rob Records and Lincoln Street Sound Studio in Salt Lake. – Syphax

Citizen Fate – Cranked To Overkill

Recommended if you like: depends on the song, but the album gave me thoughts of LA Guns and Oasis, with hints of Ocean Colour Scene, The Jam, and The Kinks.

The first two members of Citizen Fate that I met were lead guitar player Greg Fetzer and Drummer Johnathan Nay. After talking to them for a few minutes, I met bass player Mike Sharp. I could tell they were probably around 18 or 19, and it soon came to light that they were all in the same ward, and were getting ready to go on missions. The trio were soon joined by two other gentlemen who turned out to be Young Mens leaders in their ward. I thought it was nice that they had that type of support from their church leaders… I was only half right.

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Gregg Hale

SPACE ROCK/EXPERIMENTAL/RECORDING

Gregg Hale has been treated well by the music industry, having a chance to play with the British band Spiritualized Spiritualized and go on tour. Instead of resting on his laurels and forgetting about everyone else, he’s decided to help give back to the music community. He can be seen judging music shows in Salt Lake City and recording promising new upcoming bands. He’s a valuable resource for many musicians in Salt Lake. PS – he’s nice. And approachable. You heard me.

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