River Otis (1995) A soupcon of Pearl Jam, a dash of Neil Young, a pinch of Uncle Tupelo — and voila: generic bar-band alterna-rock, vintage 1994. Everything on… Dead Hot Workshop Rock
Music Review

River Otis (1995)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Dead Hot Workshop; Genre: Rock

A soupcon of Pearl Jam, a dash of Neil Young, a pinch of Uncle Tupelo — and voila: generic bar-band alterna-rock, vintage 1994. Everything on the six-song debut album from Deat Hot Workshop, River Otis — the playing, the vocals, and the songs — hits the mark, but nothing makes an impression. It's all perfectly competent, but uncorrupted by originality. C-

Originally posted Jan 13, 1995 Published in issue #257 Jan 13, 1995 Order article reprints