Thursday, December 20, 2007

Screaming Tribesman - Bones and Flowers

Many thanks to Ausrock

There's nothing tribal about the sound of these Aussies, and they don't scream either. Their music is full of pop-song harmonies, including "oohh" and "ahh" background singing, jangle chords and repeated refrains. From beginnings as a post-Ramones punky ensemble (on the first four-track EP), they've gone through an assortment of members and sonic textures but all of their releases have been exercises in good old pop-rock. Mick Medew, guitarist Chris "Klondike" Masuak, bassist Bob Wackley and drummer Warwick Fraser. Several Australian number one singles caused a favorable reaction in U.S. college charts; consequently, the gritty pop/rock quartet signed to Rykodisc and released their domestic debut, Bones + Flowers. Despite the album's appeal and high commercial prospects, nothing much came of Bones + Flowers.

1 comment:

e-police said...

why do you leech from Ausrock???