Joe Mandica + Grace Marino, “Where Did All the Good Times Go” (2015): One Track Mind

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Few things in life are better than a song that gets the cells swirling and the feet twirling, and here is a tune guaranteed to achieve such action.

Originally included on the Initiative’s splendid self-titled album, which was released in 2013, “Where Did All the Good Times Go” reins in as the band’s 11th and latest promo video. By filming clips of each track off the album and posting them on the internet, the Australian band’s visibility has spiked considerably, making them one of the hottest new acts around.

Rocking hard to a bluesy formula dipped in a nip of southern-fried hospitality, “Where Did All the Good Times Go” features Joe Mandica and Grace Marino swapping lead vocals, then coming together in impeccable harmony. The energy factor is incredibly high, as the band bops and boogies with unstoppable enthusiasm. Electrifying rhythms, allied with heated and hefty hooks provide “Where Did All the Good Times Go” added layers of appeal.

A fun and funky groover, Joe Mandica and Grace Marino’s “Where Did All the Good Times Go” swings with soul, sweat and sass in the best classic-rock tradition imaginable.

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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