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  •  BAND: THE ANDERSON COUNCIL

    The Anderson Council

    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
    Offoffoff.com

    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.

      
    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
    © Anderson Council. Used by permission.
    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 heyday.

    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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    Reader comments on The Anderson Council:

  • The Anderson Council ROCK!!!   from Rob Hanson, Mar 2, 2001
  • Re: The Anderson Council ROCK!!!   from Brian King (from The Anderson, Mar 3, 2001
  • Such an awesome band!   from Nora Chaos, Mar 2, 2001
  • Modern Day Jam!!!   from maxwell, Apr 26, 2006

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