Monday, June 06, 2005

Ode To L.A.

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Take one part Jesus and Mary Chain, add one part Phil Spector's girl-group-wall-of-sound and sprinkle heavily with the wonderful vocals of afore mentioned Phil's ex-wife Ronnie Spector. Then mix it all up with a couple of retro-rocker Danes, simmer, and voila! It's The Raveonettes' Ode To L.A.. It's like it's 1966 all over again. Ronnie's uh-oh-ohs make me oh-so-happy. From the band's latest LP Pretty In Black, which I'm kind of surprised to admit I like a hell of a lot. In fact, I think I like it better than their last. It isn't breaking any new musical ground, but these two excel at this retro pop stuff.

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