I think Greg Cartwright is an absolute madman. I love all of the projects he's been associated with--Oblivians, Reigning Sound, Compulsive Gamblers...the man can do no wrong. You wouldn't think listening to it that 9 Songs was the album that ended Oblivians. Cartwright's decision to make a Gospel record really turned off the more punk-oriented members of the band who decided to go their separate ways after this one. To me this album sounds like a group of guys who are about to go out and destroy the world together. And the addition of mad genius Mr. Quintron to the lineup is the best move I think they ever made. It's even more amazing that Quintron hadn't even heard any of these songs before they recorded the album in one 8 hour recording session. It's a shame we only have 9 songs of this because it is truly a brilliant record. "What's the Matter Now?," "Live the Life," "Mary Lou," and "Ride That Train" are, I think, the stand out tracks on this masterpiece.
Quintron's got a new record out. Pick it up here.