And now for something a little Brit different
The Anderson Council has got Mersey beat when it plays its amiable brand of British-invasion-inspired pop.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
The Anderson Council's sound owes a bit more to the river Mersey than
their native central New Jersey as their songs harken back to the tastiest
elements of '60s British pop. These four amiable fellows; singer and
guitarist Peter Horvath, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jimmy Charles,
drummer and backing vocalist Brian King and bassist Bobby Farrell, weave
finely crafted, energetic melodies that flaunt the group's Anglo leanings.
Horvath sings in an English accent that's affectionately affected on tunes
like "Sitting On A Cloud" (hear the MP3),
the trippy "Mind Meld Mud" (MP3).
"Pinkerton's Assorted Colours" (MP3)
drops references to the Beatles, Pink Floyd and the Who, and the sweet
la-la-la punctuated "Feet of The Guru" (MP3) may be the next best thing to
cranking up the wayback machine and heading to Carnaby Street in its
|THE ANDERSON COUNCIL|
|Peter Horvath (vocals, guitar)|
Jimmy Charles (guitar, vocals)
Brian King (drums)
Bobby Farrell (bass).
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|Feet of the Guru || MP3|
|Mind Meld Mud || MP3|
|Pinkerton's Assorted Colours || MP3|
|Sitting on a Cloud || MP3|
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The ties sported by the Anderson Council aren't too skinny, which
gives you a visual clue to their multifaceted brand of songcraft that
reaches beyond simple power pop. Sometimes they cover the Smoke's
controversial freakbeat groover "My Friend Jack" (a song about a guy who
drops acid) and it'll get you frugging.
So how deep are these Jersey boys' British-invasion roots? Well, drummer Brian King has
at least visited England: "I went to Liverpool and did some networking," he explains. "We'd
like to all go over there once we coordinate our vacation schedules."
In the meantime they're playing March 7 at Under Acme, a fine place
to grab a Southern-style dinner (go for the fried chicken breast
chased down with a vodka and lemonade) and head downstairs to catch this
great band. If you can't make it to that show, the record-release bash for
their CD "Colorsound" will happen at Maxwell's in Hoboken on April 4, 2001.
|MARCH 1, 2001|
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