gullbuy music review

May 12, 2006

Crazy Horse

title:: Gone Dead Train
label:: Raven Records

Gone Dead Train gathers together 20 tracks of the band Crazy Horse through many incarnations, from their 1971 debut as The Rockets all the way up to 1989.

The guitar solos blaze . Would you have thought that Danny Whitten played lead guitar in a style that could have provided influence for both Johnny Thunders and Ace Frehley? Listen to this CD and you will believe.

DAT Politics

title:: Wow Twist
label:: Chicks On Speed Records

Wow Twist is the fourth full length by the French electronic quartet DAT Politics. The songs are tuneful over-the-top rock and roll electronic tracks set up to disorientate.

Wow Twist is a good record from a band that must be great live. They could easily reproduce their sound live, and the high energy feel of the record would translate well to a club.

The New Swing Sextet

title:: Monkey See, Monkey Do: Groovy Latin Swingers From Harlem's Best Combo - 1967 to 1971
label:: Vampisoul

The New Swing Sextet are a Latin jazz combo from New York that formed in the mid 60s with members who still perform today.

This CD combines together recordings the group made in the late 60s/early 70s for the Cotique label. They combine a Latin jazz feel like Cal Tjader with a vocal boogaloo sound that will have you shaking a tailfeather.

Hollywood Maverick: The Gary Paxton Story

various artists
label:: Ace Records

Gary Paxton was an early rock'n'roll journeyman who tried everything once in the music business and Hollywood Maverick: The Gary Paxton Story released by Ace Records from the UK is the most all encompassing compilation of his work.

Paxton is best known for a couple early 60s hits including The Hollywood Argyles' Alley-Oop and Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Monster Mash, both of which are included in this compilation.