Vikings, Bacon and Lego, a well known trio hailing from Denmark. The Good The Bad; Adam, Manoj (Ex-Raveonettes) and Johan, a less well known Danish threesome who "would like to share The New School Surf & Flamenco with you." "From 001 To 017" is the Copenhagen groups all instrumental debut, a full length follow up to last years EP, "From 001-004". They certainly know how to name a track so as not to have any language barriers these chaps eh?
At 17 tracks, 32mins, 32secs, the likes of David Gilmour would hardly have found the time to pick up a plectrum before most of these numbers have begun and ended. This is short, sharp, intense blasts of SoCal Surf Pop. Inspired to write because he couldn't play covers, and "An intense energy, like sex" Adam, the groups guitarist has taken much of his influence from "The 60's" and "Spaghetti Westerns".
The guitar drum and bass line up of The Good The Bad deliver some blistering tunes at breakneck speed. In the mix along the way you get The Sid Presley Experience, lots of The Shadows, Misirlou by Dick Dale, Golden Nuggets, Telestar and even Coogan's Bluff. You get lots of reverb, fuzz and wah wah in an antique, analogue style. There are TV theme tunes, twisting mini skirts, Batman and Austin Powers. The cover art's pretty................uhmm, groovy too, although I'm not sure whether it'll head up the review.
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