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Cowsills, The - 1998 Global

ARTIST: Cowsills, The
ALBUM: Global
LABEL: Robin Records
SERIAL: 81562
YEAR: 1998


LINEUP: Bob Cowsill - vocals, guitars * John Cowsill - drums * Paul Cowsill - keyboards * Susan Cowsill - vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar * Robby Scharf - bass * John Stamos - congas

TRACK LISTING: 01 What About Love? * 02 Under The Gun * 03 She Said To Me * 04 You've Got No Time * 05 Cross That Line * 06 What I Believe * 07 I Be Low * 08 Far Away * 09 Rescue * 10 Is It Any Wonder? * 11 Some Good Years

WEBLINKS: www.cowsills.com

Apparently The Cowsills were the prototype for the popular television series 'The Partridge Family'. Never a Favorite TV show of mine and at times quite twee, The Partridge Family albums were another matter and always contained one or two classic pop songs much like The Cowsills. The 'sills' were original formed by four brothers and later included their sister, remaining brother and (gasp!) their mother Barbara. Do I still have your attention? They earned a string of hit singles, my favourite of course is the charming pop psychedelia of 'The Rain, The Park and Other Things', but by 1970 their popularity had waned and the group, like many families went their separate ways. A variety of music related projects followed including John and Susan Cowsill spending some time in the Dwight Twilley Band. In the early 90's the thought of putting The Cowsills out on the road as an oldies band came to fruition with a series of successful dates in Los Angeles and Canada paving the way for 'Global', their first recording in 28 years.

The Songs
This is very surprising and enjoyable disc of jangle power pop meets 70's rock very reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and some of Lindsay Buckingham's solo work as well as long forgotten studio animals Lazy Racer. 'Under The Gun' and 'She Said To Me' with vocals by Susan Cowsill are outstanding, the former sounding like Stealin Horses meets Lone Justice and the latter featuring soaring vocals and chorus harkens back the glory days of the band. Every track on 'Global' has something to recommend but my favourite 'Is It Any Wonder?' brings to mind 'Tango In The Night' period Fleetwood Mac and that's an influence always welcome in my book.

In Summary
Really nice stuff and two big thumbs up for this one-off that is still available from the The Cowsills web site.

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