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Cool Ghouls: Cool Ghouls

Artist: Cool Ghouls
Title: Cool Ghouls

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Cool Ghouls: Cool Ghouls
Artist: Cool Ghouls
Title: Cool Ghouls

1. Product Details

First things first: COOL GHOULS are not a retro act. If you seek musical salvation in the form of mop-topped mannequins with vintage riffs and hand-me-down rags please stop reading. Yes the Cool Ghouls borrowed their name from George Clintons Funkadelic-era pre-show banter. Yes they dwell penniless in the storied hills of culturally resurgent San Francisco. But these boys have their feet firmly planted in the soil of the now. They look not backwards for approving nods of hipster forebears but rather skyward hoping that the supernatural forces they yodel for guide them to all corners of a half-deserving world. Truth be told this being their first official release they may even be a bit nave in their dogged pursuit of the true-blue home-spun rock and roll lifestyle. If one were to ascribe to them a 60s-reverent description as one often does in the case of San Francisco bands one would most likely find an artistic kinship with some the most inimitable idiosyncratic yet unmistakably influential bands of the retro-fitting oeuvre. The Troggs The Monks Sir Douglas Quintet come to mind immediately. Save your Kinks and Rolling Stones references. Like the aforementioned the Ghouls are natural heirs to the folkloric lineage which precedes them adding dashes of weirdness where needed. And despite their mid-fi leanings and natural fit within the current pantheon of San Francisco rock n roll bands Thee Oh Sees Ty Segall theirs is a timeless record which will hopefully transcend the descriptors garage psych etc. that will undoubtedly plague it in the blogosfear. The reason being-they write good SONGS. These young men have honed their three-headed vocal attack in front of ambitious and unexpected chord progressions an unrelenting rhythm section and a keen ear for harmony. Theirs is a trifecta of songwriting styles ranging from the raspy rambling psychedelic soul of longhair PAT MCDONALD Grace to the high yonder twang of bassist PAT THOMAS Natural Life to the boisterous fever-pitched perfect pop of lead guitarist RYAN WONG. Despite the seeming disparity between styles the Ghouls make it work. Theirs is a truly democratic song-making process wherein all members are eager to contribute their most zealous performances. Hence the debut record an adventurous colorful romp seen through the eyes of old-souled youths feels wholly coherent and intentional. The self-assuredness of their songwriting is evident. And no the Ghouls are not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves this is partly what makes the record so digestible. It doesnt claim to be anything other than what it is a record for now a record for then and a record for forever.-Tim Cohen STREET DATE - 4/23/2013

H 0.11
W 12.44
L 12.75

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