|[LICD Review] The Salt Lake Tribune|
|February 13, 1998, 11:00 pm|
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
``Let It Come Down''
After watching him strum sullenly beside Billy Corgan for so many years, no one would guess that, deep down, Smashing Pumpkins' guitarist James Iha was such a ray of sunshine.
But that's precisely the impression offered by Iha's first solo album, ``Let It Come Down'' (Virgin 45411). Light, bright and cheery, Iha's songs are worlds away from the alt-rock angst of the Pumpkins.
Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist Goes Solo -- And Sunny
J.D. CONSIDINE THE BALTIMORE SUN. The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah: Feb 14, 1998. pg. C.4
''Sound of Love'' recalls the happy hippie phase of Donovan's career, while ``Winter'' evokes the melancholy warmth of Jack Bruce's acoustic songs for Cream.
So even though Iha's singing doesn't always match his strengths as a songwriter and guitarist, the general good feelings he evokes more than make up the difference.