Back in the fifties a young boy named Ricky Nelson got his start on the family show “The Ozzie and Harriet Show.” When he was a teenager he took on a singing career and had many hits including “Travelin’ Man” and “Garden Party.” Girls everywhere loved him, and eventually he earned himself a spot on Hollywood Blvd. He continued singing until a plane crash tragically ended his career about five years ago.
Now his sons are here and following in his footsteps. These 22-year-old, long blond-haired twins, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, made their debut this year with their album “After the Rain” which is dedicated to the memory of their father. MTV began playing this
first single, “Love and Affection,” early this summer. Music fans loved it and it showed up on the Dial MTV countdown regularly. Now it’s currently being played on Top 40 stations everywhere. Their second single, “After the Rain,” is due out soon.
These aren’t the only songs on the album that deserve recognition. “I Can Hardly Wait,” “Everywhere I Go,” “Bits and Pieces,” and “Will You Love Me” are excellent. The ballad, “Only Time Will Tell,” is one of the best songs I’ve heard in a long time. Matthew and Gunnar, along with their band Brett Garsed, Paul Mirkovich, Bobby Rock, and Joey Cathcart, have put together one terrific album.
The next time you are in your favorite record store, head for the “Rock” section and look under the letter “N.” There you will see these two nice-looking guys on the cover of their album. If you happen to have a little extra spending money with you, I definitely think you should buy it. Also, remember to keep your eyes open for their next video. Good job, guys.n