Saturday, May 17, 2014
Be A Brother
LES FRERES, 'In My Arms' b'w 'Among The Stars' (Casey, 1976)
Hey, remember when I had this blog? I don't.
Private mystery label contemplation courtesy of LES FRERES - purchased off the internet for mere pennies and interpreted by my French language scholar buddy for free (turns out, their name translates to 'THE BROTHERS' - who would have ever guessed?).
Budget, lo-fi, basement pop-rock moves with extremely amateurish vocals, likely gazing at the gatefold photos inside 'LET IT BE,' but never quite climbing out of the genre gutter. UNTIL...until that drum-machine kicks in and boy howdy - from then on, I am all in with LES FRERES! Even that tiny guitar solo is money!
This includes when, on the single's flip, the brothers go full-on 'Anchor Man' with jazz flute swoops and minimal lyrics. In a better world, this would have been a bicentennial end-of-party panty-dropper. Alas.
As it is, I don't got any information on these dudes, but suspect that they might be Canadian, however, the seller I picked it off of was based in Georgia so it's anyone's guess really.
I'm not gonna say I'm back because I never really left.
I hate my life, but I like my blog. And I hope you like LES FRERES!
'IN MY ARMS'
'AMONG THE STARS'