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Album Review: MOVE by Brian Olive


GET A “MOVE” ON with Brian Olive’s new Release MOVE,

On Philthy Phonographic Records

Available through Independent Record Label Philthy Phonographic Records

Limited pressing of 200 on SOLID GOLD Vinyl, 100 on SPACEY SPLATTER Vinyl and  20 white label promos with variant cover. The Move EP is on 10 inch vinyl, recorded at 45RPM.

Review by Joseph Timmons: IndiePulse Music Magazine – Bio taken directly from artist’s website


MOVE by Brian Olive is a magnificent piece of work culminating not only an active career in music, but a fitting homage to the music that inspired him and many more of the presently growing and emotionally driven Independent Music scene. MOVE is a strong, gutsy and fast paced 4 song EP, The title song MOVE is reminiscent of the early 70’s Funk and Blues Revival sound, with the Rock and Roll timings that were heard emanating from the dark and smokey dance halls, and just as powerfully breaks into a hard Hendrix / Cream groove.

Subversion, a broken heart and broken soul track is straight out of Memphis with a striking of New Orleans sound, lyrics that tug at the heart of every man that’s ever loved a woman that had other plans. The “B” side is just as dramatic, Opening with a Psychedelic Rock anthem piece Kicking The Dirt, my personal favorite, sounds to me like a track you would hear at a ELP or Blind Faith concert, but with an invigorating tempo, and last, but not least Love We Are, which perfectly rounds out this EP with an emotional and striking sonnet of perfect admiration, not just of the body, but of the soul, the one thing that is perfectly imperfect and like a snowflake, unable to be duplicated.

Get a MOVE on now, get it on the web, then get it on the platter, get it in your head and in your life.

Listen to some Tracks from MOVE Here, along with Other Tracks by Brian Olive:


Brian Olive’s Bio –

Brian Olive, a musician with a history in the underground scene and an impressive career working with some of the more notable figures on the Midwest garage rock and punk blues scene, reinvented himself with his first solo album in 2009.

An Ohio native, Olive got his start in music when he was in high school, playing guitar in a band called Us and Them that would evolve into the celebrated garage rock combo The Greenhornes. Olive appeared on the group’s first two albums, 1999’s Gun for You and 2000’s The Greenhornes, but parted ways with the band to focus his energies on another project, The Soledad Brothers, formed by two fellow Ohioans, Johnny Wirick (aka Johnny Walker) and Ben Smith (aka Ben Swank).

Olive relocated to Detroit with the band and, like his new band mates, adopted a stage name, Henry Oliver. The Soledad Brothers struck up a friendship with Jack White, whose group The White Stripes were just starting to earn some local buzz, and White produced the band’s self-titled debut album (with his partner Meg White helping out on percussion). “Henry Oliver” played keyboards, guitar, sax, and flute with the band, but after recording The Soledad Brothers’ second album, Steal Your Soul and Dare Your Spirit to Move, he parted ways with the band and left the Midwest looking for a new musical direction.

Reclaiming the name Brian Olive, he decided he wanted to form a band where he would call the shots, and relocated to Cincinnati, where he helped set up a recording studio in the basement of a jewelry store and began working up material with a handful of like-minded musicians. The sessions evolved into Olive’s self-titled debut album, released in June 2009, which found him exploring blues, R&B, jazz, garage rock, and psychedelic tones with equal degrees of skill and eclecticism. The sophomore release Two of Everything followed in 2011, with Olive and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys sharing production duties. In 2012, Olive co-wrote and played on the Auerbach-produced, Grammy winning Dr. John album, Locked Down for which Olive also received a Grammy.

In March 2016, Olive finished up his third solo album, Living On Top, which he wrote, produced and mixed in The Diamonds, his studio in the Northside of Cincinnati. The album ties together just about everything that’s crossed Olive’s transom since his days with The Greenhornes and The Soledad Brothers up to and including the songwriting and playing skills that earned him a place in Dr. John’s musical legacy and a Grammy. Living On Top showcased Brian’s innate musical ability and cross-pollination prowess tying together rock, funk, R&B, soul, pop, African rhythms with his laid back style to create an album that achieves what so few do any more – 10 songs of back-to-back listening pleasure.

And now, with the release of this 4 song EP MOVE, Brian once again leads the charge in the independent Music scene with his Early Rock inspired grooves, rhythms and connection with the higher self.

More about this phenomenal artists and his music at, and on his Facebook Page, Album Available through



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About Joseph Timmons (9898 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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