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London Egg - 2008 In The Beginning

ARTIST: London Egg
ALBUM: In The Beginning
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 2008


LINEUP: Robes London - bass, guitars, vocals, percussion, guitar synth * Egg - guitars, guitar synth, drums, vocals, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Intro * 02 Turn On The Scene * 03 Ricochet Beloved * 04 Sister Deadmeat * 05 Anniversary * 06 Fool Again * 07 Steal My Luv * 08 Everyone But You * 09 Luv Me * 10 Sunnyside Gardens Park * 11 Imagination Rules The World * 12 In The Garden * 13 Let's Motor * 14 I Ride The Rollercoaster * 15 The Last Page



Anyone out there yearn for the days of The Who and Small Faces? How about the early Kinks and Cheap Trick albums? Own an Oasis CD or two? If any of the above applies to you then you need to hop over to the London Egg website and check out some of the best Brit pop to come out of New York City. That's right - The Big Apple is where the duo of London Egg calls home spearheading what the band call the new 'Brit-York' movement. I have to say since this disc popped in my mail a few days ago thanks to the good folks at Not Lame; I've been playing it non-stop for days and while it could be the Guinness talking, London Egg play some the most invigorating new music I've heard in the last couple years.

The Songs
Really, this disc kicks serious ass sounding as if it was recorded in the deepest bowels of The Cavern Club after the band cracked some heads down at the local pub. Blistering rough and tumble Brit pop opens the disc and from the relentless Oasis meets Cheap Trick 'Turn On The Scene' featuring waves of distorted guitar to the power pop meets Mersey sound of 'Ricochet Beloved'; London Egg know exactly what their doing with a keen understanding what made British pop so wonderful and exciting. The guys do slow it down for the Syd Barrett psych downer 'Sister Deadmeat' and the jangly 'Anniversary' only to kick it up again with early Who influences on 'Steal My Luv' and 'Sunnyside Garden Park' which sounds like prime time Small Faces and I love every minute of it! The band throw on a live cut 'I Ride The Rollercoaster' and I'm hoping they make an effort to come to my town because based on this; I'll be first in line for a ticket! Closing out the CD on a quiet note is 'The Last Page' which is very much in the John Lennon school of balladry - a chill out to a most impressive set of songs.

In Summary
With so much junk passing for rock 'n roll these days, London Egg with their love and reverence of the past have come up with a fresh and vital sound that needs to be heard by a wider audience. Will someone please sign these guys?

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