Tom Baker And The Snakes- Lookout Tower LP. This album really packs a poppy rock ‘n roll wallop along the lines of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello and Talking Heads with the ragged underdog spirit of like The Replacements. That Westerberg/Stinson catchyness really shows through on signature tunes like the rough-around-the-edges pop gem "Doll Eyes" and the late night dive-bar banger "High n' Tight". Both were standout tracks on the band's last EP and it would have been criminal to have kept them off this album because they’re that good. But there's plenty more to like here, from the meat & potatoes rocker "Gotta Find Her" to the '90s college radio jangle of "Needle in the Red" to the rootsy ballad "Say Goodbye" (which sounds like something Soul Asylum could have done their prime). "Bad Change" hovers at the intersection of big hook power pop and boozy rock n' roll which is an especially sweet spot for this band as well. If you like a whole lotta guitars in your rock n' roll, ‘Lookout Tower’ will have you in rock-out heaven because the quality and depth of Baker's songwriting is not to be overlooked. Recommended. THIS IS THE LIMITED VERSION OF THIS LP ON BRIGHT SKY BLUE WAX!