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Released in 1990, Time For A Change the debut album by singer-songwriter Jeff Joad marked a watershed moment for the artist. Raised in the pristine spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Joad's re-location to the crowded, barrio area of Burbank, California in the San Fernando Valley awakened in him an awareness to many of the social ills that still plague our country today. Written and recorded almost entirely by Jeff and drummer Paul Black, this CD set the template for Jeff’s songwriting for the next ten years. A must-own for every fan of socially conscious folk-rock.
As his borrowed last name implies, Ojai singer-songwriter Jeff Joad (who recently performed in Highway 150 Revisited: Songs of Bob Dylan) is a spiritual descendent of John Steinbeck. His sometimes political music (laced with humor and heart) speaks truth to power as he sees it. His first album Time For A Change drew parallels between what is happening on the streets of our cities today and the social ills of The Great Depression. His follow-up album Judgment Of The Flame expanded on that idea. His music is passionate and compassionate
- The Ojai Valley News
The [Pull Down the] Wall lyrics particularly sharp—yes sir!
- Robert Wyatt