Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crazy Cavan -- 2008 CD fully reviewed

Here we go:
I searched the net, looking around how the perception is on the latest Cavan album looks like; it was not hard to figure out there is pure enthusiasm everywhere....

After listening myself I was wondering whether it really would be a wise decision to start up the BOPPIN THE BLUES blog on it´s way to be the most important -billy blog around (just kidding...) with publishing a opinion so much unpopular and maybe putting me from the start in the corner of beeing niggling....!?

To cut a long story short: It´s not just the cover - it´s imo the whole album which can be called at best "so - so".

Frankly spoken the pure Teddy Boy sound isn´t so much my favorite planet in the universe of RnR but nevertheless I enjoy from time to time listening to some "Dixie", "Ole Black Joe" and related Hymns... and whenever I´m in that mood I pick 1st some classic Cavan, Flying Saucers or Riot Rockers stuff.....

But let´s go into detail:

Groovy at the movie
one of those songs that appears on every Crazy Cavan album several times since their very first beginnings....
only slight differences can be found in the lyrics....
The Teddy Boy Blues
There´s not much I could say about this one beside I´m grateful it´s the only song here with that typical "Teddy Boy here / Teddy Girl there" title...also there´s no "Rebel" track on: thanks !
Bing Bong Boogie
that is what you can expect by looking at the title: a solid boogie which especially lives up by the hard driving lead guitar
No Angie Baby
Whenever it comes to slower Cavan songs there has been an typical beat ever since; this is what you get here....
didn´t listened very carefully to the lyrics but I assume it´s not about the german chancellor, isn´t it...!?
Be my Honey Baby
pls look at "Groovy at the movie"...sorry...
Train I ride
this is a bluesy tune with a nice train feel to it...also here the guitar makes it a winner
Who the Fuck do ya think
the bands influence in their first decade can´t be overestimated, no doubt about it and certainly they were Rebels (maybe they still are) but does using four letter words making them more rebellious in todays times..?
Guess not and trying to stay always young by adapting young peoples attitude and talking their language can quickly
turn into looking silly.....
Bye Bye Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley passed away last year and is sadly missed from most of he deserves any tribute and therefore
I won´t say any bad about this song; actually it´s a good one; off course very much in the Bo Diddley vain.
This Heart´s on fire
strong vocals, typical Cavan style - not creative but solid
Tailor Made
this one will guarantee some nice sing-a-long at the bands live appereances; recommended listening
Cool as my Baby
I risk to repeat myself once more: typical shuffling Cavan sound; could swear I have heard that one by someone else
before....who can give me a hint....?
She´s all right / Peek-A-Boo (Got my eyes on you)
nothing wrong with these two - but nothing exciting as well
Don´t knock what you don´t understand
this comes along in a very traditional style and turn out to be one of the more entertaining ones here, even when I recall the similar "Put a light in the window" has been recorded by the band 15 or 20 years ago....

I have to accept when some people comment my review by using the title of the last song but I feel have not knocked on what I´ve not understood because I simply expected some more creative growth and I don´t like to praise when almost nothing has changed in a 30 years lasting band carreer.

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