There have been several threads on this board about the Suitcase Pimps SACD "love is grand"...it is an amazing record. The best place to get it is on cdbaby.com although tower online carries it as well. Modern rock with a taste of the Kinks.
Yo man if your looking for some modern rock on SACD look no further than the Suitcase Pimps SACD. You can get it from cdbaby.com for 12.97 and it flat out kills. The songwriting is superb and the performance and sonics are top notch. You heard it here first.
If you want to hear another cool intro...check out the one before "Mean Street" off of Fair Warning....I agree Fair Warning is one of their best. Van Halen I is a must have. Check out "I'm the One" of off VH I that song is insane! Van Halen 2 has some nice moments as well.
I notice the difference in the layers on my system. The SACD layer seems to have more life, more "air". Love is Grand is one of my fave tracks. I like the sarcasm in the lyrics as a whole. It's dark but there is a sense of humour underlining it.
If you listen to the outro solo on "Save me" you will hear the David Gilmour influence there is one note he hits that is identical to the solo on Comfortably numb. Vocally I agree with you that they do sound like the Kinks!
That Suitcase Pimps Disc is the bomb. Finally some new music that appeals to both the classic rock fans and the new rock kids. These guys are the new "pink floyd". If you don't have it, get it, if you got it, rock on!