COCKTAILS - Catastrophic Entertainment LP
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- Catalog Number: SNATCH!104
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(USA) July 2020 Great Power Pop albums aren't that easy to find at the
moment. Truth is they haven't been for a while. So it's refreshing to
hear something that is. San Francisco's Cocktails have mastered that
feel of the late 70s / early 80s wave of Power Pop that was aided by the
post punk New Wave explosion. Think The Records, The Sinceros, The
Rubinoos et al. Hooks are plentiful, choruses are big, riffs grab hold
of you and love is lost and found. All of this is achieved with aplomb
with an adept ability to not appear to be a pastiche. Songs are fully
formed, the arrangements and playing are top notch and there are some
fine guitar solos to single out. There is even a hint of Chinn and
Chapman Glam at times, particularly on Waiting On The Summer which
reminds me a lot of The Speedways. When the album steps away from Power
Pop, there are even great rewards. Those Changes is great New Wave with a
Cars like synth run and a real similarity to The Only Ones. You'd
expect Bun E. Carlos, a song named after Cheap Trick's ex drummer to be
70s Pop Rock, but it sounds more like Ash. All of these comparisons are
worthy. Take It Back is a fine slacker closer in Weezer territory and
the stand out song here, Nobody's Going To The Movies has every single
component that you would expect to achieve a
Summer Single Smash.11 songs in 27 minutes more than suits the genre
and there is so much to like here. Catastrophic Entertainment is the
type of album that you would hear in abundance when I Don't Hear A
Single started. Sadly Power Pop has lost itself in Groundhog Day
nonsense since. Thank goodness, the likes of Cocktails can see through
the long grass...
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