Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Review: Gidgets Ga Ga "The Big Bong Fiasco"

Fans still lost in classic 60s rock and power pop are going to love this Chicago trio, Gidgets Ga Ga. Mix retro riffs with modern guitar oomph and add in a voice with just the right amount of rasp, and out storms Gidgets Ga Ga. Their record, "The Big Bong Fiasco", rocks ceaselessly and is sure to liven any party you throw.

There's no shortage of classic sounds you'll hear on "The Big Bong Fiasco"; some tunes have a hint of Rolling Stones while others a dose of the Byrds. Michael Flores delivers these pop rock tunes with a smokey voice, somewhere between Chris Robinson and Billy Squier. Filled to the brim with 18 energetic tracks, the record never slows a bit. Some of the songs would have benefited from additional production or some more innovative moments, but they get it right most of the time. Highlights include "The Sorry Song", "Hit By A Train", "Lullaby", and "Crime of the Century".

If you dig modern rockers with a 60s rock sound, similar to Jet, Eugene Edwards, The Fags, or early Black Crowes, you will go - crazy - for Gidgets Ga Ga. C'mon, you didn't really think I'd go for the obvious one there, did you?

iPOD-worthy: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 17

Gidgets Ga Ga on MySpace. Official site.

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