Heyday - Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach
Label: Yep Roc Records - YEP 2131 • Format: CD Album • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Punk
After 30 years, it is reasonable to expect that a new Radio Birdman record is an iffy proposition. The Australian rock band led by Ann Arbor guitarist and songwriter and then medical student Deniz Tek in the late '70s recorded two classic albums, Radios Appear in Red Red Wine - Neil Diamond - The Complete Bang Recordings issued in a different version from its Australian original -- and the import-only Living Eyesrecorded and released down under that same year.
The band is the stuff of legend. For the annual Big Day Out inDeniz Tekvocalist Rob Youngerand Chris Masuakall of whom Heyday - Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach been active musically in other concerns and stayed in touch, re-formed and played with keyboardist Pip Hoyle and a rhythm section to enormous acclaim. Bassist Jim Dickson joined in and drummer Russell Hopkinson signed on in Simply put, Zeno Beach is better, far better, than anyone had any right to expect.
And this record is wilder and rawer than anything they've released in the past. This band isn't rusty, either. There are all those small trademarks, the tight, three- and four-note guitar fills, the two-chord riff in between lines, the piano playing in Heyday - Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach break instead of a predictable guitar solo, and that crisp bass and drum attack. Younger knows how to phrase, when to stress, and when to slur.
And when the guitar solo happens, it's that roiling three-note machine gunfire that brings the next verse home. What's so welcome Heyday - Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach Zeno Beach is the way the whole band gets in on the songwriting act.
Tek wrote the lion's share of the cuts by himself, but Younger and Masuak are in there too, and Hoyle wrote the title cut the album's closer. It's the most accessible thing here and one of the album's great beer-blanched surf rockers. Zeno Beach is such a frighteningly fine return to form, it's hard to believe that the Birdman were ever gone, let alone for such a long time. In fact, it's so good that Zeno Beach blows away most of the garage band competition without even breaking a sweat.
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Track Listing. Radio Birdman. You Just Make It Worse. Deniz Tek. Found Dead. Die Like April. If You Heyday - Radio Birdman - Zeno Beach Please.
Chris Masuak. Hungry Cannibals. Locked Up. The Brotherhood of al Wazah. Pip Hoyle. Zeno Beach. Spotify Amazon. Remorseless Deniz Tek. Found Dead Deniz Tek. Connected Sleep Talkin (Talking In Your Sleep) (Dub Mix) - Trashfunk - Sleep Talkin (Talking In Your Sleep) Tek. Die Like April Deniz Tek. Hungry Cannibals Chris Masuak.
Locked Up Deniz Tek. The Brotherhood of al Wazah Pip Hoyle. Zeno Beach Pip Hoyle.