Jan 302010

The latest copy of French magazine Rock And Roll Revue features a glowing review of our album Friendly Valley.  We think.  See, we don’t parlez vous Francais.

Plugging these foreign reviews into online translators is always fun.  The results:

“Away from the current Neo Rockabilly and Psychobilly, Matt Davis (piano, bass, vocals), Frank Bauer (saxophone, vocals), Steve Bauer (mandolin, vocals) and Corey Woodruff (drums, vocals) are steeped in the influences Louisiana, between titles very Rock’n’Roll New Orleans-medium ( “Make A Difference”, “AFM” and “Scaredy Cat”), two others, “Orange Pickin ‘Time” and “Strawberry” that blend the piano Jerry Lee Lewis and sax to Fats Domino. They add, for good measure, “In The Right Direction” with sax, which rings as a Charlie Rich of the 60′ s that would have become cheerful, a ballad medium mid Country / Rock Teen mid 60’s, “Friendly Valley, the beautiful waltz “Grand Avenue”, the melodious Teen Rock “Rapunzel” and slow “Just For Fun” to Donna, which gives you shivers down my spine listening. They succeed the exploit to have no weak title on the ten (pity there is no more). A great discovery for music lovers the state of the pelican.”

Well alright!  Oh, and no pelicans were harmed in the making of this record. The original, untranslated review:

Décembre 2009 – Rock and Roll Revue 51 – 37
Lucky Old Sons
Friendly Valley
751 Greeley avenue, St Louis MO 63119 et chez CD Baby
A l’écart du courant Néo Rockabilly
ou Psychobilly, Matt Davis (piano,
basse, vocal), Frank Bauer (saxo,
vocal), Steve Bauer (mandoline,
vocal) et Corey Woodruff (batterie,
vocal) baignent dans les influences
louisianaises, entre des titres très
Rock’n’Roll néo-orléanais medium
(“Make A Difference”, “A.F.M.” et
“Scaredy Cat”), deux autres, “Orange Pickin’ Time” et
“Strawberry” qui mêlent piano à la Jerry Lee Lewis et sax à la
Fats Domino. Ils y ajoutent, pour faire bonne mesure, un “In
The Right Direction” avec saxo, qui sonne comme un Charlie
Rich des 60’s qui serait devenu enjoué, une ballade medium mi
Country / mi Teen Rock des 60’s, “Friendly Valley”, la superbe
valse “Grand Avenue”, le mélodieux Teen Rock “Rapunzel” et le
slow “Just For Fun”, à la Donna, qui vous donne des frissons
dans l’échine à l’écoute. Ils réussissent l’exploit de n’avoir
aucun titre faible sur les dix (dommage qu’il n’y en ait pas
plus). Une belle découverte pour les amoureux des musiques
de l’état du pélican.”

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