A World of My Own

Derrick Anderson

In so many ways, Derrick Anderson’s debut album “A World of My Own” delivers a heaping helping of sonic comfort food for anyone who craves jangling guitar hooks and pure-pop vocal harmonies.

Drawing inspiration from the Cavern Club, Brill Building and Laurel Canyon, the vocalist/bassist’s 13 songs feature guest performances from an array of kindred spirits – including The Bangles, The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene, Steve Barton (Translator) and The Cowsills.

Throughout, Anderson – who joined The Bangles as the group’s bass player in 2008 – reveals riffs worthy of the heyday of Union Jack pop, flavored with nifty lyrical twists.

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