Wednesday, March 24, 2010

21th Century Beat.

Beat is a kind of Rock music that was played in the sixties. In those days there were a lot of Dutch Beat bands, for example Q65. At the end of the nineties there was Kek '66. These guys played Beat music new style, but with the same feel as the sixties. Their second album On The Outside Looking In is a nice one. Expect Garage Rock with the vibe of The Who and The Kinks with a small dose of Psychedelics. Enjoy!

Risen from the ashes of The Kliek, Kek ’66 has joined the mission of keeping the Dutchbeat sound high on the European sixteez scene scale. This is the band’s second album which offers an authentic section of everything good that was goin on around ‘65/’66 on both sides of the Atlantic. As usual, there’s a bunch of carefully chosen covers ranging from the garage-punk stylings of "Bad part of town"(The Bare Facts), "Too bad (The Bad Roads), "No time to rhyme"(The Spirit) and "You got me (The Prodigal) to the 12-string chime of Jackie DeShannon/Searschers "When you walk in the room and Randy Bachman’s "animalism "One day". Still, the originals are what this band is all about, and there, you have it all, the folk-rocking jangle of the opening "It’s in my mind", the moody "love ballad "Try to fall in love again", or the beat-pop of "Lie, cry & say goodbye", sounding like some raw garage take on The Zombies sound. "Make believe it’s nothing combines some of Neil Young’s most sophisticated ‘Springfield moments and a refrain that someone forgot to take to the top of the charts back in the mid’60s, "Take her home tonight will most definitely make you "feel a whole lot better and they even explore some Russian sounding folk in "Love is everything".
Thanks to the bands like Kek ’66 or The Waistcoats, it seems that the time is near when it will be the American/British bands who will have to fight for their position on the scene.

(From Popism)

Kek '66 - On The Outside Looking In (2002)

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