October 08, 2010
Gorgeous Johnny - Sky Green Leopards
A certified grower from one of that clutch of US bands - Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks... - wholly at odds with notions of modernity. No use fussing about ignorance of so-called progress or whining about supping from the bone dry cup of the 60s, this is melodic folk pop of the highest order and demands a listen.
And no surprise at the spirit of Barrett presiding: mandraxed acoustic strumming, questionably tuned instruments, passionately off-key vocals and ramshackle drums that just about manage to keep the train moving.
A drowsy psych delight.
Oddi wrth y brawd