His shaky vocals and laconic way with lyrics are uncannily like Tom Petty’s. Yet Droge’s melodies and observations are all his own. On his fourth solo album, Skywatching, the Seattle-based alt-rocker goes for his most scaled-down and homey sound to date. He still writes the sweet pop tunes that gave him his cult hit – 1994’s ”If You Don’t Love Me (I’ll Kill Myself).” But now everything seems closer and, as a result, has more consequence.
(Droge: Tim Jackson/WireImage.com)
Lead Performer: Pete Droge; Producer (group): United Musicians; Status: In Season
Posted July 25 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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