Friday, September 11, 2009

The Greenhornes - Dual Mono - 2002


The Greenhornes' third album for Hoboken indie Telstar changes very little (if any) of the group's standard formula. With the addition of new guitarist Eric Stein however, the Cincinnati garage rockers' dead on British Invasion-meets-Midwest is more powerful and crisp sounding than ever. "Satisfy My Mind" may only have three basic chords, but Stein lets them ring out as if he invented them himself. In fact, the Greenhornes so perfectly nail the careening, rough side of 1960s pre-psychedelic rock & roll that they leave almost no room to consider the music in any other context. They even add gimmicky harpsichord to more than one tune, a trend that was dated as soon as the Yardbirds did it. None of this takes away from the enjoyment of the group's utterly basic, aggressive sound, but it's hard not to envision the Greenhornes becoming the soundtrack band if someone ever decides to film the Jeff Beck story.-AMG

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5 comments:

YankeeBoy said...

I've been fortunate enough to see these guys live a few times over the years and they are never anything less than pure dynamite. As is your blog - I don't comment often enough but I can't tell you how much great power pop you have turned me on to over the years. Thanks so much.

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Anonymous said...

None of your links for this album or Dual Mono seem to work anymore :( I was wondering if you could repost them. Really love the Greenhornes and can't find anything of theirs online right now.

Curty Ray said...

All the Greenhornes links have been updated

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