Sunday, 15 October 2017
THE CRAVATS - Dustbin Of Sound (*A REVIEW*)
Uncompromising and unconventional, a mangled musical master piece. This is The Cravats first album in 37 years, and the 13 tracks stand up there with anything for example Precinct, Your Driving Me, Rub Me Out and many more that The Shend and his cohorts in The Cravats have recorded over the years. Original sax player Svor Naan has returned to the fold for their latest mishmashup. It is a pulsating riot in toytown: wound up and wired, weird and wonderful; the saxophone squeaks, squeals and squalls. Guitars slice'n'dice as the rhythms twist, turn and throb. Dustbin of Sound takes the listener to a place of post punk peculiarity, avant guard, jazz and mutant rock'a'billy. Dark, dense, and almost gothic in places with abstract and surreal lyrical statements that fit, reflect and comment on the mixed up and messed up 21st Century world that we are living in where “Jingo Bells go clang clang clang” This is excentric Rock'n'Roll at its most excellent.
If you like The Cravats you'll love it, if its all new to you because you fancied something a bit different, you'll love it. If you're into; The Fall, Hawkwind, Nick Cave or Frank Zappa, you've guessed it....you'll love it. Available Now on Overground Records.