From the getgo El Goodo are shamelessly retro (note the nod to Big Star in the name). They are undoubtedly a mishmash of influences, mostly those who resided back in the swinging sixties but its obvious the Welsh combo have also swallowed quite a bit of psychocandy in their time. The results can be found on their charming self-titled debut LP that is as immediate as a ghost in the house. The purists will probably be up in arms but for the less highly-strung songs like ‘Stuckin in the Sixties’ will at the very least create a feeling of absolute joy. The production is right on and there is a fair scattering of heckish skill also. El Goodo have already hooked up with their countrymen Super Furry Animals through the Placid Casual label, which has given the album a Europe wide release. El Goodo was let loose stateside last month so the good vibes are on their way to a record store near you. KD
El Goodo – Stuckin The Sixties
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