As a concept idea of an imaginary compilation album it works well, especially with the authenticity provided by using period instruments and equipment. However, for me, the radio station format is just annoying, and I’m glad that with digital downloads I can just skip those tracks.
The prize for the best title has to go to ‘Monkeys with Money & Guns’, a tongue in cheek rascal of a tune and hip in its funky blues-ness. And if you want a slice of ‘Hey Big Spender’, high kicking jollity, look no further than ‘Deep Water’ brought together with a superb chorus and hard-hitting brass section.
At just 35 minutes, like the premature ejaculators support group meetings, it’s over before it began. An extra track could have easily pushed this to full marks but as it stands, it still ranks as one of my top bets for 2020.
‘Cut To The Chase’ gives the impression that the band are very comfortable with the material they play, not overstretching themselves but able to create their niche effortlessly and with a refreshing approach to their music.
Both guitarist Pete Lance and vocalist Jack Stiles have managed to craft that perfect combo that all classic bands over the decades have produced. This is clearly not just one person’s vision and in Vambo, the band all feel like necessary cogs in the wheel.
This isn’t a ‘stream it when you feel like it’ exercise, it’s a put the vinyl on, get the e-Book and read the story, absorb the lyrics and lose yourself in the story exercise.
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It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotal tracks that provide just enough grit to appease your classic rock fans and more than enough Americana to placate those that miss the sounds of the late great Tom Petty.