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Friday, February 8, 2008
The Weisstronauts -- Spritely
Spritely...what a appropriate title. This album is truly "Spritely," in its spunk rock style. It combines a delightful medley of old style country twang with a serious punch of rock. If you like your music upbeat and instrumental, give this a try. There's a ton of crisp, melodic guitar work that just screams wide-body electric. Although clearly of one mind, the record has really nice variety that cuts across a bunch of instrumental styles. Some southwestern, others 60's lounge, and all sounding great. The tunes share an optimism at music and the world in general that I wish we could hear more of these days. Nary a suicide bomber in sight for any of it. You can picture the players smiling the entire time this was being cut. Lots of good, clean all-American energy here. If you like the Friends of Dean Martinez (see archives) but wish they would cheer up once in a while, this is the band for you.
Classy 2. Fruity 3. Dr. Sanchez (I Presume) 4. Tawdry 5. Leafy 6. Spritely 7. Theme from Jack Coke 8. Cha Cha Ho 9. Cranky 10. Hot Dog City 11. Sketches of Andy Pastore 12. Sunsetty 13. Jazzy 14. Space Jaunty 15. Keep Goin'
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.