Thursday, February 27, 2003

Review - Where You Are

Artist: Socialburn

Posted on Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 4:00 AM

John Kurzweig isn't that horrible of a producer; it's that his two biggest successes, Creed and Puddle of Mudd, besmirch the good name of rock & roll. So you'd be forgiven for expecting disaster from his latest pet project, Tallahassee up-and-comers Socialburn. But the group's Elektra debut, "Where You Are," is a surprisingly strong release. The power-chord laden guitars are thick and well-layered, the drums and bass are big and tight. Singer Neil Adlay's nasally voice -- think Liam Gallagher doing Nirvana -- isn't as big a turn-off as you'd think. But what makes "Where You Are" special is the songwriting -- 12 straight-ahead, no-frills, catchier-than-hell rock songs. (OK -- "One More Day" sounds like something you'd hear on a WB show; other than that, it's all about the rock.) The first single, "Down," pumps into its anthemic chorus just 30 seconds into the song. "Ashes" and "Everyone" are similarly memorable. Just because it's not revolutionary doesn't mean it's not fun. And just because they share a producer with Creed doesn't mean Socialburn is a band to ignore.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 7, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation