Submitted by retropath2 on 10 October 2013 - 8:45am
What's it called?:
"It's All Over Now"
What does it sound like?:
Prompted by a posting last month, I dropped that nice Ian Gomm £15.50 and he sent me a newly re-mixed copy of the never released last Brinsleys record. And what joy, reminding me exactly what fun was and is all about, evoking memories of blokes dancing together alone in crowded pubs, eyes closed, beer clutched to chest for safety. Nothing fancy, nothing clever, just exceptionally well played pop music. Very early 60s in style, albeit without the overproduction, strings and brass of tinpan alley. 5 covers and 6 band originals, it's sometimes hard to guess which is which, as the pastiche is so well and truly taken, with love and respect. We Can Mess Around, later, I think, on a "solo" Rumour LP, and an early Cruel to be Kind open the running brilliantly, Bob Andrews effortlessly channeling Garth Hudson. Surprisingly redolent of the later new waves of Gregson, Costello and, later still, Richard Hawley, this made me smile. Enormously. At least as good as any other of theirs.
What does it all *mean*?:
Not a lot. A reminder that music can and should be pleasurable, i.e. to give pleasure. I can fully see why it never appeared at the time, being too recent for retro in the 70s. And a reminder of how, in their way, maybe the Brinsleys were the UK Band
Goes well with …:
A grin, a bop and some beer. Maybe even a pickled egg.
Might suit people who like …:
All this sort of bollocks.