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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Rocket Bureau - Phantoms Ringing 67-73

Kyle Urban's Rocket Bureau project makes no bones about where it is aimed. These current recordings are brought together as lost tracks from between and 1967 and 1973 and they cover all the Power Pop styles prevalent around and just after the time. Bubblegum Pop to Pilot to The Raspberries, Glam Rock to Badfinger. All recorded on 8 Track.

They don't always work, but do more often than not they do and there are some absolute gems here. Along Comes Sam is like a Glammed Up Strawbs and She Dreams In Colours is a cracking shot at Psych Pop. Nightmare is an absolute cracker of a song as good as anything that was actually from those years.

Phantoms Ringing is so cleverly done. The references are spot on. What may be seen as a piss tke of a bygone age is actually a really well formed album. You can listen to and buy the album here.

1 comment:

  1. The only problem I have with these spot-the-influences albums is when they copy an original track so closely that you expect to hear the rest of the original track. "Clarabelle" homaging "It Don't Come Easy" was way too distracting in that sense.