RAW LOVE SONGS
EXILE ON MAINSTREAM
Conny Ochs is a German singer songwriter whose 10-track excursion RAW LOVE SONGS is aptly titled for this starkly produced collection of bare bones emotionally charged songs. Featuring only a man and his guitar sans a few deviations like the occasional harmonica and percussion accoutrement (“Don’t Know Her Name”), Ochs shores up his influence via a firm foundation of American folk and stripped to the bone acoustic rock (with an pronounced emphasis on rock) to pour his heart into the microphone while passionately strumming the guitar (“Burn Burn Burn”). Sounding a lot like an episode of MTV Unplugged from the grunge era, RAW LOVE SONGS is an album for the coffeehouse set with an undercurrent of rock ‘n roll edginess permeating through both Ochs’ simple and effective guitarwork and poignant and powerful vocal presence.