Friday, March 12, 2010

Pribata Idaho - Spain Is Pain - 2000


The Byrds are the main influence of the Spanish guitar pop band Pribata Idaho. They have the ringing guitars, heavenly vocal harmonies, classic hooks -- the whole package. The group even titles one of their songs "You Have to Fly to Be a Byrd." Sometimes they turn up the amps and rock out in a modern style, but their hearts are definitely in the 1960s. Standout tracks include the charging opener "Townee From the West," the twangy "Welcome to the Day After," the gently psychedelic (in the manner of Pink Floyd or Radiohead) "After the First Sin," and the total Byrds homage "You Have to Fly to Be a Byrd." Careful scrutiny of the enclosed lyrics is not recommended, as the group's grasp of the English language is not as strong as their grasp of sunny guitar pop. Thankfully, the lead vocals are a little buried in the mix so the listener can gloss over the lyrics and listen to the pretty harmonies. This is not an earth-shattering record, just a pop record that will make you feel good. -AMG

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spanish bands always been good for that peasley-birdy jangle pop; remember th nativos...

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-upload this on rapidshare or mediafire. All the links are dead. Thank you so much.

Curty Ray said...

Links updated

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the new link, just listen this on power pop criminals The Byrds Tribute. Would like to hear them more. Cheers

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