In the old days, radio singles were sold on small, two-sided vinyl disks known as '45's' - named after the speed at which they were played on a record player. Teenagers flocked to their favorite record stores to pick up the latest hit and spin 'Side A' of the 45 on their home record players. Jeff Fowler's play on words with the title of his first of two collaborations with producer/multi-instrumentalist Wes Styles (Coheed and Cambria) and drummer Eli Hluzdik (Dakota, Check in the Dark) appropriately describes it's classic contents. Side Hey! Is a hit parade of various song styles that strike a delicate balance between throwback and relevant. The band remained true to a vintage vibe by recording Side Hey! On two-inch tape and enlisting legendary engineer Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson's Thriller and Off The Wall, Prince's Purple Rain) to master the album. Top shelf production aside, Fowler has created a set of songs that are rich in simplicity, passion and accessibility. Each leaves room for Fowler's booming baritone voice, which remains passionately poised throughout the various genres he touches upon. There are many 'sides' to explore on this album. The album's first single, "Mr. Mason Man," is a piano-driven standard with a modern pop feel. Others include Genesis-influenced inspirational rock tunes "Stay Awake" and "So Far." The Clapton-esque licks on 'Exactly' and the Bee Gees-inspired "Gone" confirm that Wes Styles' guitar playing is as virtuosic and interesting as his work as Coheed and Cambria's supporting keyboard player. And the bonus track - an energetic live recording of "Breathe" performed to a packed house - is perhaps the most enjoyable track on the album. Rock historians may be the only people to enjoy the album's punny title, but all can appreciate the mature musicianship that exists on Side Hey! Take it in from start to finish; And then eagerly await the next 'side' that Fowler, Styles, and Hludzik plan to offer -- it is set for a Spring 2009 release.