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The Rodeo Carburettor
The Rodeo Carburettor
Denko Secca
www.denkosecca.com


Yes, yes, yes. Why does a Japanese band have to totally pistol-whip us Americans at a genre we created? Never has the greaser-rock-punk of the 50's sounded so intense and alive. Even for a three-piece, Rodeo Carburettor firmly grabs the throttle and punches it, igniting an afterburner of energy. I could care less that I don't know what they are saying; I just comfort myself in the blissful flood of music, and realize I probably wouldn't have understood it had it been in English anyways.

More than anything it is the high-octane overdose of intensity that most appeals to me; the cd itself seems like an ill-fashioned cage for such material, barely able to contain the riotous drums and thrashing guitars and bass. Secondly the vibe is just nailed to a T; alcohol, cigarettes, sweat and the fumes of gasoline reek off the record, putting you front and center to ride you won't soon forget. Vocals & drums primarily feed this burning inferno, constantly upping the ante without sacrificing substance.

Production really captures these elements, fully realizing the pure adrenaline established by the band; drums are crisp and succinct, powerful and unrelenting. Bass accurately matches mood and movement filling that vital void presented by most three-pieces. Guitars fuse that rockabilly funk with a dash of blues a la The White Stripes, but much harder, to create meaningful designs. My one nit-pick would concern how the vocals were captured; they were on the muddy side slightly reducing their impact, but nonetheless you can just visualize the veins popping as the singer goes full force.

Well what else do you need to be convinced? I could list the tracks again saying they are all good but that would be just stupid. Oh, okay, I did keep coming back to "MINK OIL", "Bonnie" and "Fly High" but those are just the icing on the cake. Overall, this is a solid album with teeth. So, just listen and enjoy.

-bishop

Track Listing:
1) Untitled (A Bunch of Japanese Characters)
2) TAXI DRIVER
3) MINK OIL
4) Bonnie
5) I LOVE R&R
6) Pissed Off
7) R. B. B (Rudy Boy Bob)
8) Fly High
9) 8
10) MOTOR HEAD


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