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Country Club & The Porn Horns
The Stationwagon Revolution
self-released
www.ccphband.com


I am stunned that this was not in my CD player sooner...as I tend to sway toward oddities such as this. Country Club & the Porn Horns have, among other great things, the ability to harbor a plethora of un-accredited music styles with the ferocity of a straight-ahead rock band on the edge of its seat. Their uniquely original approach to the psycho-rockabilly backdrop frantically rages with wild saxophone, horn-sections and synthesized keyboards. Creating impressive compositions that dance in and out of frame, raging with mood and complex tenacity, CCPH make for salacious nightclub material. Each song on The Stationwagon Revolution jumps in and out of its own shell, jagged with uncertainty and wild-mannered composition....even when you've heard the CD five times, it still stands out.

CCPH immerged from Brooklyn, NY in 2000, building a devoted fan base and energy along the way. Their first Self-released full-length LP, The Stationwagon Revolution, reveals showmanship in its greatest, wildest form; combining vivacious horn-tooting with tuneful melodies, fast and slow, that rock radiantly under the cabaret of energy and flow. Mix that with an equal avid-ness for stationwagons, and you've got a band with promising talent written all over it.

"Recruits" starts the musical portion of the LP off with a circus-rendition of uncanny musicianship. "Squeeze It In", the third track, should make any rockabilly band shiver in their boots. But it's the reworking of Fear's "New York's Alright If you Like Saxophones" that makes a great impression on TSR, staying true to the original Fear-formula, while wittingly nauseating the comparison between. "Nutsack Medallion" crusades on in pure untraditional form, losing itself in an instrumentalized house-band form. In fact, the entire CD tends to capture numerous things we like about Rock n Roll today; it's passion, playing, furiosity--amongst other things. "Whiskey Tits" (one of my faves, for a reason, other than the name) closes the The Stationwagon Revolution off in live fertility, and humorous anecdotal quality. If The Stationwagon Revolution falls on your doorstep one rainy afternoon, don't let the title fool ya....actually, yes- Let the title fool you. But no matter, 'cause this still stands as one of the finer things I've heard in a while. Just hope you can see them in concert!

For folks in need of anything new, one must come to appreciate the hard work and originality this energetic New York sextet has to offer.

-Adrian Rose

Track Listing:

1. Wexler's Dream
2. Recruits
3. Squeeze It In
4. Wexler's Gift
5. You Are King
6. Travel
7. Wexler On Romance
8. Wishing Well
9. Loop
10. Nutsack Medallion
11. New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones
12. Whiskey Tits (live)


 

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