The Peacocks - Angel
Asian Man Records
I can't stand ska. I hate rockabilly. I don't mind Switzerland. Add that up
and you have my opinion of this record.
The Peacocks shouldn't take it personally. I've met a few Swiss and they have
all been very pleasant, and I have no reason to believe that this band would
be any different. From their artwork I gather that they are all neat in
appearance, clean cut with nice shiny well cared for instruments. Its just
unfortunate that these All-American Europeans didn't pick an interesting genre.
I will confess that there are a handful of ska and rockabilly tunes that I have
enjoyed in the past. On a whole, however, these genres' repetitive rythym is
like a jackhammer destroying my sanity. I similarly dislike this brain beating
as delivered by the vast majority of dance and techno, with their incessant
boom-chick-boom-chick, but that is for a different record review.
For the sake of those readers who disagree with me (likely most of them) I will
give a brief description of the record: There are no horns. There is an upright
bass. There are no entertaining antics a la Horton Heat. Most songs are up tempo.
Young people will jump around. The band is against racism. The record is not
exportable to the UK. I don't know why.
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