You’d expect his solo album to be filled with big riffs and guitar solos, but I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright is gloriously indulgent, kaleidoscopic pop. Lane is like a crazy one-man band, where that band is a mix of ELO, Queen and Cheap Trick. If, like this writer, you think that 1979 was the greatest year in music, this is the album for you. It’s a terrific trip. Put the headphones on and get lost in Davey Lane’s genius.
I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright is out August 25 via Capgun Kids/MGM.