Blue Van - "A Session with the Blue Van" (Denmark 2003)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations: December 2003
This is a new Danish band whom I saw play a great concert recently opening for Baby Woodrose. The 4 piece band recorded this CD live in the studio and it really captures an authentic 60ís sound. The bands CD is set up like a vintage 60ís release. The opening track, "The Blouverture", starts like a TV soundtrack from the 60ís before the pounding drums of Kinks inspired I Remember the Days kicks in. The "Remains Of Sir Mason" has a distorted vocal and the Hammond organ really take you back to the 60ís. "What The Young People Want" is a gem of a party song for one of those psychedelic 60ís parties. The CD closes with "New Slough" and the band stretch out for a bit of a more loose groove. Yes... itís retro and yes itís cool...
For more information you can visit the Blue Van web site at: http://www.thebluevan.dk.
Reviewed by Scott Heller