Players include: Ronald Tucker-guitars, keyboards; Brad Newell-guitars; Richard Foltz-keyboards; Stan Bullock-drums and percussion;Marcus Horth-guitar; David S. McIntosh-guitar; Marc Diffendal-guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals.
One-man band Lava Lamp Explosion is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Marc Diffendal, who -- with a little help from his friends -- has made an unassuming album blending blues-rock workouts with solid pop compositions.
Diffendal finds his strongest footing on the more melodically oriented tracks. "Watching Them" strolls around in Tom Petty-land and "Ship Without a Rudder" is a sweet, feel-good track. The album's high point comes with the catchy, up-tempo "The More I Hang Around."