Album: Golden Animals, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony (Happy Parts)
Sunday 20 July 2008
Album title of the year, clearly. But what's the music like? While they recorded 'Pony', guitarist Tommy Eisner and drummer Linda Beecroft went out into the California desert to live in complete isolation with nowt but a set of Doors albums for company.
And that's what it sounds like: psychedelic blues-rock, long on reverb and chugga-lugga drum/ guitar rhythms played by the light of a baritone moon. And if your sensors are picking up a hint of White Stripes in all this, then you're forgiven. If this were 1967, you'd be hailing the Animals as the latest happening thing: as it is, they're a bit late happening.
Pick of the Album: 'The Steady Roller': chugga-lugga boom whoaaaah-yeah
MusicThe band accidentally called Londoners the C-word
Film 'I've never been comfortable on-screen', she says
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics