Sympathy for The Syn

I totally love all the tracks on the cool new album from The Syn (some more than others), all of them, that is, except for the title track: “Trustworks.”

Well, I guess I have good instincts. As it turns out, apparently not much “trust” has been in the “works” among The Syn’s band members. Go read about their recent history over at The Progressive Aspect, which is quite comprehensive in the historical review that it offers preceding its album review. I guess I rightly sensed “baloney” ever since I first rolled at my eyes at the song.

Chris Squire “discouraged fans from purchasing the album [Armistice Day] and legal action saw release delayed until 2007,” according to The Progressive Aspect, which ends their positive review of Trustworks by making the devastating observation:

But is it just me or is the absence of some kind of a dedication or mention of Chris Squire in the booklet a strange thing?

Whatever your thoughts on The Syn and Mr Nardelli, you have to admit that Trustworks is a lot better than [the recent Yes album] Heaven and Earth!

True that!

If you want to have some real fun, go read Peter Banks’ statement of his outrage against The Syn.

Whew! Rock band infighting! Awesome. It’s like the classic feuds of the 60s and 70s all over again! Niiiiiice.

In any case, no matter what, we can all still enjoy the music. The new album is quite excellent. But, you know, take the lyrics to that title track with a grain of salt…

P.S. Don’t miss the Progarchy coverage of The Syn by Paul Watson.


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