Scooter Pie by Scott Yoder

Release date: February 2, 2024
Label: Cruisin Records

If Scott Yoder is not a particularly name familiar to you, maybe the list of artists he shared the bills with can help – Kevin Morby, A Place To Bury Strangers, Roky Erickson… and the list goes on. Yet, does that in any way explain the music Yoder has come up with on his latest (fourth) album Scooter Pie?

Well, the answer to that question could be both yes and no. While Yoder certainly exhibits that indie rock character, that places him along with the numerous artists he shared concert stages, his direct musical line seems to be drawn from The Kinks, and even more so, David Bowie, Marc Bolan, and other greats of the height of the glam era.

Still, that does not put Yoder into the dreaded copycat category, as he seems to have fully assimilated his influences trying and quite effectively achieving the necessary level of individuality to make his music stand out.

One of the things that made the music of glam greats stand out was their capability to come up with distinctive melodies and musical lines, no matter how much makeup they used or how high their high platform boots were, and this is also the case with Yoder, who combines such melody lines with some tasteful arrangements, like on ‘Sweet Breath of Love’ or ‘ The Guttersnipe’.

So, essentially, Scott Yoder shows with this album that quality glam rock is still alive and well.

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