|Cyclones: "Street Altered" (Sverige 2005)|
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2) Blow Me Down
3) A Ship Came Sailin'
4) I Don't Care
5) Shorty's Got To Go
7) I Had A Dream
8) Where You At
9) Change Your Mind
10) Ain't Got No Money
11) Fire Of Love
12) Rattlesnakin' Daddy
sönderskjutet bilfönster i svartvitt från 40-talet som
får en att tänka på gangsterfilmer med Al Pacino och
Robert DeNiro. Så ser konvolutet ut. Musiken består av rockabilly,
rock n roll, garage, rythm & blues, ska, swing, egenkomponerat material
och en del ruggiga covers.
a lot of rockabilly type of bands seem to be very one dimensional, these
cats have delivered an album that encompasses a relatively wide range
of influences. Starting off with the garage-rockin' 'Green Eyed Blonde',
we move on through the ska-tinged 'I Don't Care', the seemingly obligatory
Link Wray cover (and they have a decent stab it it, especially compared
And yes, right from the get go ('Green Eyed Blonde') it's clear: this is rock'n roll. To be precise: this is authentic rock'n roll with a shot of blues and a dash of jazz. The track list is a well-balanced mix of covers (i.e. 'I Don't Care', 'Shorty's Got To Go', 'Branded' and 'Rattlesnakin' Daddy') and Cyclones songs (i.e. 'Green Eyed Blonde', 'Blow Me Down' and 'Ain't Got No Money'). It's a compliment for the band that their own songs blend in with the covers. Less smooth than Dr. Feelgood or the Dutch Desoto, but at least as compelling these Swedes work their way through the album. Highlights are 'Where You At', 'Ain't Got No Money' and the already mentioned 'Green Eyed Blonde'. This is the kind of band that will do well in a small pub, of which there're quiet a few in the Netherlands (get the hint?).
Granted, this album isn't everybody's cup of tea, but if you're looking for a dose of well-settled rock'n roll, this release could be the answer.
Lords Of Metal / Frank Score 79/100