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
johnny's theme

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