Reviews


There are myths floating around that Scott Cooley is an imaginary person whose existence is not verifiable - probably due to the fact that he is rarely seen in public. Popular beliefs have grown up around Scott Cooley, some of which are false and unfounded. There is a tradition in this internet age whereby music fans post their opinions about music they've listened to online. Legitimate and respected consumers and industry insiders alike have on occasion shared their stories about Scott Cooley in this way. Some of those being a little closer to the truth are offered below, and while we make no attempt to dispel any myths, you are free to judge them and take them into consideration as you form your own opinions.


Choice Quotes and Blurbs

"I would not have been able to fall asleep while listening to this album if it had been annoying.   I was able to stay awake through most of it."  
        -Lenore Louise Cooley, Scott's wife

About Used To Be Good Looking (2014) album:

Hey Scott, just wanted to send kudos on your latest album.  I'm really enjoying it.  I'm especially hooked on the title track and the jazzy melancholy of "Magazine."  Good work sir, as always.  Glad to see you're still at it.  

About 2012's Cherchez La Femme album:

Hey Scott, just wanted to drop you a line and tell you I picked up your new album and I'm really digging it. I've been bopping around my house all day singing Hot Sauce! Darn catchy and lots of fun. "If I Had Time" and "What About Me?" are a couple of my other favorites right now. I had no idea you were such a multi-instrumentalist! Guitar, bass, drums, marimba and washboard? That's awesome. The sound is really great too. As someone who has struggled to do some home recording myself your stuff is just leaps and bounds above anything I was ever able to achieve. I'd love to pick your brain sometime about your recording process. It's really inspiring to see what you've done here. Makes me want to fire up the recording equipment and get to work! Kudos my friend and I hope you sell a bunch.
Damon

~Damon Dorsey, painter, artist, songwriter, author & musician from Indiana

About 2008's Drive Time Companion album:  

"The last song on the CD, Too Close For Comfort," was "exceptional" and one of Scott's "top two or three all-time best" songs, and "the rest were pretty much all keepers". ~Rich Marr, Flint, MI - area music journalist and author of the column "Strings Attached"

About the 2006 song, Lakeside Landing:

"I esp like...Lakeside Landing, the softness of this song is very tranquil. I could almost hear some violins put behind the chorus of: she's gone, etc..this was great to listen to all the way through.  Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! You can really pick a mean guitar, I love it!" ~Jenni Hocott-Riley, Grand Blanc, MI native

About the 2006 song, Mackinac Island :

"This is awesome...I was listening to it and my friend overheard and made me send him the link. Now all my friends are singing it. My boyfriend even sang it to me on the couch last night. :) "  ~Anonymous student at Michigan State University in 2013

Fan Mail

"I remember you were a very good guitar player and let me tell you, when I was a 19 year old sitting next to a cute Scott Cooley playing guitar, I was like totally smitten." ~ from a former female fan in Colorado via e-mail received at scottcooley.com

Miscellaneous Web Reviews

Featured Press - Michigan Bands Review

http://www.michiganbands.com/article-1602-thread-0-0.html
Review Rebuttal:  "Not my El Cam, but nonetheless, fairly accurate.  However, I should point out that although it does have occasional gutteral noises and grunts, my music is not to be confused with the caveman style that is a remixing of popular song that replaces lyrics with grunts - it does feature the playing of original music and the singing of original lyrics." To hear my most cavemanic song of all time, "B.C." hit play below:  ~Scott

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