Wednesday, 12 April 2017

El Goodo - El Goodo 2006 Flac & mp3

Drenched in hazy rich harmonies, ringing guitars, and horns, the mysterious El Goodo are a '60s psychedelia revival band from the village of Resolven in South Wales, U.K. The members -- who don't use their last names -- include Jason (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Pixy (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard), Lewis (guitar), Elliot (drums, keyboard), and Matty (vocals, keyboard). Friends Super Furry Animals have brought El Goodo along on tour as well as released their self-titled debut on their own label, Placid Casual, in late 2005. The album was released in the U.S. on Empyrean Records in October 2006.

Although Welsh psych-pop outfit El Goodo don't sound a bit like Big Star, the fact that they nicked their name from an old cult fave tune is illuminating: there is nothing about El Goodo that any reasonably knowledgeable student of pop history hasn't heard before. That said, the first-names-only quintet do a better job than most of synthesizing enough disparate influences that it doesn't sound like they're just ripping off one band in particular. The wry "Stuck in the '60s" says it all, really: faux Beach Boys vocals, queasy strings out of a Serge Gainsbourg record, a Mellotron part straight from the opening of "Strawberry Fields Forever," Forever Changes' mariachi trumpets, but all of them are brought together by a solid, hooky melody and a knowing lyric that says "Yes, we know we're not really doing anything new here."
Other highlights include the accordion-powered waltz "I Tried But I Failed," which has unexpected echoes of Ram-era Paul McCartney, and the sweet-tooth psychedelia of the jangle-fuzzy "Surreal Morning," complete with backwards guitar solo. Blending the druggily experimental vibe of the Beta Band or El Goodo's friends and patrons Super Furry Animals with the kind of retro songcraft the Apples in Stereo mastered on Fun Trick Noisemaker and Tone Soul Evolution, this is strictly for those who like to play spot-the-homage, but the group's better than average songwriting and clear fondness for their obvious influences make this an enjoyable listen. (

Definitely one of the top ten Pop Psychedelia records of the last 15 years. And the band sound at it's best if they don't use contemporary or up to date influences. I know that's sound like a denial of musical developement. But i think that some things don't fit or work well if you wanna reach a sound who don't end in a ''retro'' sound. A very very good work here nearly without any weakness. Maybe just one little point: ''Here it comes'' is to much a copy of VU in my ears. 5 of 6 of Lucys diamonds.
Enjoy it
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