1. Anything 2. Back of Your Hand 3. Hypocrisy 4. Head in a Haze 5. Sad Songs 6. My Way Home
Paisty Jenny Head in a Haze
Paisty Jenny is a rock quartet from the Midwest, and they have been at it since 2002. They have released four albums during this decade, including their latest, Head in a Haze. Their style is a mix of modern and 80s style rock, and they tend to be compared to artists like Buckcherry, Hinder, and Puddle of Mudd. I’d add older artists like Motley Crue and Skid Row to this list as well, along with early Alice in Chains.
At six tracks, Head in a Haze isn’t the longest album, but I think it is a nice length for what this album is. Paisty Jenny definitely knows what they want to do and they put it right in your face, and if this album were hitting double digits in track count it’d feel a bit long.
For a band that has been together for a decade, Paisty Jenny definitely still have a pretty raw sound. Their tracks are driven by nice guitar work full of tasty licks and some quality solos. They aren’t really bringing anything new to the table on Head in a Haze though. They do a good job of writing familiar rock jams. Lyrically the songs are okay, but they are more serious than the party rock these songs tend to lean towards.
From an ability standpoint, Paisty Jenny certainly show that they know how put together a good rock song on Head in a Haze. They seem to be missing that something extra that makes them stand out more though. In reading up on them it sounds like Paisty Jenny puts on an energetic live show, and I can certainly see these songs being kicked up a notch or two in that type of setting. If more of this came through on their recordings, it could give them that something extra to make their good songs better.