Label: Cooking Vinyl - cookcd389Promo • Format: CD Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Power Pop, Indie Rock
The Bongos were one of the most distinctive bands to come out of the briefly bustling Hoboken pop scene in the early '80s -- Richard Barone 's songs True Blue Tromboniums - Dave Brubeck / Jay* & Kai* - At Newport gloriously hooky, but also forcefully propulsive enough to live up to the group's name aided immeasurably by Rob Norris ' agile bass and Frank Giannini 's precise drummingand Barone 's guitar work managed to be melodic and oblique at the same time, carrying the tune while allowing room for his own sonic interjections, which could be noisy or richly smooth at will.
The Bongos were different enough from their contemporaries that Drums Along the Hudson has dated remarkable little since it was released in Question Ball - The Bongos - Drums Along The Hudsonsounding less like "new wave" than a simply timeless example of smart, edgy pop. The joyous charge of the opening cut, "In the Congo," is pure glorious sugar rush, "The Bulrushes" is fraught with seductive mystery, "Three Wise Men" very nearly beats the Feelies at their own high-tension game, and "Glow in the Dark" is one of the most charmingly off-kilter love songs ever.
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In the Congo. Richard Barone. The Bongos. The Bulrushes. Clay Midgets. Video Eyes. Rob Norris. Glow in the Dark. Telephoto Lens. Certain Harbours. Speaking Sands. Burning Bush. Automatic Doors. Zebra Club. Three Wise Men. Mambo Sun. Question Ball. Nuts and Bolts.
In the Congo Richard Barone. Spotify Amazon. The Bulrushes Richard Barone. Clay Midgets Richard Barone. Video Eyes Rob Norris. Glow in the Dark Richard Barone. Telephoto Lens Richard Barone. Certain Harbours Richard Barone. Speaking Sands Richard Barone. Burning Bush Richard Barone. Automatic Doors Richard Barone.
Hunting Richard Barone. Zebra Club Richard Barone. Three Wise Men Richard Barone. Mambo Sun Ordinary People - Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps Barone. Question Ball Richard Barone. Nuts and Bolts Richard Barone.