“Pugh has an ear for melody, which lifts him above most debut musicians, and he knows how to catch the ear of listeners hearing him for the first time. On “Get It,” you could say, he gets it.”
- Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ, 1/18/2013
“…the extreme catchiness of several songs will surely grab the attention of all those that ‘get it’.”
“…the folk-rock experimentalism of Kevin Pugh’s music is downright amazing”
“…La Flor is one of the best songs on the album, because it showcases diversity and melodic catchiness”
- Matthew Forss, June 2011, 5 Stars (out of 5)
“ONLY IN MARIN” is as tedious as only-in-S.F., but still: at St. Isabella’s school in Terra Linda, first grader Kevin Pugh, 6, was asked by Teacher Marilyn Lynch what he wants to do when he grows up. “I want to work for the Disney Corporation,” he replied, “because I own part of it in stocks”…
- Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle 2/12/1982
“…music is so French Mediterranean mellow.”
“I hope Southern Cali is ready for this Alt Country release! Kevin Pugh is the Biz Markie of the genre, so get ready to catch the vapors”
“…a talented musician with a knack for sarcastic wit.”
“Jellyfish sounds very Pink Floyd”ish”, like an outtake from Meddle.”
“I can’t stop listening to it…and my chick can’t take her hands off me when it’s playing”
“…a really unique and pleasing tone. And very smooth I might add.”
“…funny stuff…I like that the whale has its own rock opera now.”
“I’ve been spinning the song non-stop”
“Unarguably the BEST love song ever written for a Humpback Whale!!!”
The title of the first song on Kevin Pugh’s debut album “Get It” summarizes the entire album — “Call It Awesome”
Ya gotta have food. Ya gotta have air. Ya gotta have water. Ya gotta be born in order to gotta have any thing…..like having this album….which ya gotta have!!! This album reminds me of Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Pistols, ACDC, Supertramp, ELO, Ted Nugent, CCR, Who, Elton, Bieber, Elvis……cuz it sounds nothing like any of them…..it has it’s own sound that sets it apart. A true gem in a bucket of marbles. I can barely focus at writing this review not just because I’ve been drinking a few Pugh Brews ( Ahhhh, Pugh Brew: The nectar of the Gods, [...] ) but because I’m playing air guitar and singing to this album……Just “Get It”! Burp.
I could listen to Kevin Pugh’s voice all day; sincere, rich, a little “Johnny Cashy,” and full of soulful wit! This album was worth waiting for!
That honky-tonk cover of “All Apologies” is a blast.