Phoenix New Times, April 2003
Best Loud Rock
Fans thought Matt Strangwayes was crazy to woodshed so long following the
demise of Windigo, local favorites and two-time New Times Music Showcase
award winners. But few could've predicted his layoff would help unearth
Greenhaven, an aggregation more akin to the Fantastic Four. For the incredible
stretching man, you've got Uncle Dave's flexing fingers that wrap around the
bass like anacondas. His prog-rock prowess is tempered by hotheaded guitarist
Jay Hofer and the nearly invisible but nonetheless pulverizing support of
drummer Bill Schumann. And not unlike Ben Grimm, Strangwayes leads the clobberin'
time charge with a deft mixture of the abnormal and the absurd. Who else would
give equal props to Motörhead and The Jeffersons theme in the same set?
-- Serene Dominic