The Dolly Rocker Movement - Our Days mind the Tyme
(Bad Afro Records CD039)
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
This is the latest release on Bad Afro records and the first band they have released that is not from Scandinavia! Anyway, this Australian outfit fits perfectly in with bands the label does release like the Setting Son, Baby Woodrose, etc. This is the bands third release and this will be released on CD and LP. The LP starts off with The Only One which is Farfisa driven with acoustic guitars and introduces you to the special vocals of Daniel Poulter. Sold for Sinners is a lot like the local Setting Son. The same vibe. Next up is a nice acoustic and harpsichord track. Coffin Love has this vocal duet with Jules Gills. I like the spacey undertone of this track. My Heavenly Way is more uptempo and hip with some more animated vocals and a real throw back to 1967! Borne with Gills starts with some backwards effects and then the very retro track takes off with its shuffle rhythm. Enjoy a Paranoia brings back the acoustic guitars with some female vocals in the background and a slightly spacey vibe. Cool song. Our Brave New World has a slightly depressive vibe in this melodic acoustically strummed track with some synthesizers thrown into mix up the sound a bit. The CD ends with The Ecstasy once Told. This track begins with a theme borrowed from an Eastwood western. A great track to end the record. While this has a lot of pretty good songs there is nothing really new here and the band does no experimenting at all. Pure late 60’s pop rock… done well.
Visit band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/thedollyrockermovement
Visit the Bad Afro record label site at: http://www.myspace.com/badafrorecords
Reviewed by Scott Heller