Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Introducing the E-Types
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
K. Brown | Walnut, Ca USA | 04/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would have no clue that there ever was a band called The E-Types if it weren't for a 1960s B-Movie called "Blond On a Bum Trip." Odd little film, mildly entertaining, the flick would likely have slipped from my mind if it weren't for the theme song, "Put the Clock Back On the Wall." Many of these low-budget flicks often scrape by with just the basic credits roll, but this film did list The E-Types as the artists of the abovementioned tune.
"Introducing the E-Types" is a solid CD by one of those bands that appear to have had a low key 15 minutes of fame. "Put the Clock Back On the Wall" easily steals the show on this release, and stands apart from the other songs with its creeping rhythm and psychedelic lyrics. That's not a knock on the remainder of the tunes, many which are love songs that bear a resemblance to groups like Herman's Hermits. They definitely have their own distinct sound though, as revealed in "I Can't Do It" and "Mr You're a Better Man Than I."About the only songs I find myself skipping through are the number of covers they do of songs that were already hits in their day, including three Beatles songs. I dig covers, I dig tribute albums, but this band seemed solid and enjoyable enough that I would rather hear them crank out more hits of their own.I wish this band stayed active just a little longer than they did, because this CD leaves me wanting more. And who knows just how long this release will remain in circulation? Let's hope it stays in print for a long time; just in case, pick it up ASAP. It's well worth your time and bucks."
Surprisingly good (and that ain't an insult)
David Goodwin | Westchester, NY United States | 04/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The other reviewers have mostly said it all; this is some excellent (if a tad genteel) 60s pop, and the songs--both the covers and originals--are absolutely top-notch. An interesting insight, though; this material, thanks to a brisk remix by Bob Irwin, makes one realize how much better American studios tended to be compared to British studios. The sound quality on the studio cuts is absolutely phenomenal!And let's not forget the Nuggets-worthy "Put the Clock Back On the Wall," written by the Bonner/Gordon team (you know, "Happy Together?" "She'd Rather Be With Me?" The other wonderful songs they placed mainly with the Turtles?). The stereo remix here is nice, but is missing some effects of the old stereo (availible on one of the singular Nuggets disc) and the mono (availible on the boxed-set) mixes. I just felt that I should throw that in.Anyway, look, listen, enjoy."
Get this 5-Star album now !
Steve | Arlington, Va. | 05/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love great 60's British Invasion and Garage Band music then, you must buy this album now ! This american band sounded just as british as The Zombies and The Beatles; two of their biggest influences. Very melodic upbeat tunes. Why the single "Put the clock back on the wall" wasn't a big national hit is beyond me ? You won't be disappointed. Sundazed music did a great job of putting together this first time ever album of all of The E-Types singles, various live tracks, and unreleased material and in great sound quality.Also, check out their new "Live at The Rainbow " available only as a (Beat Rocket/Sundazed) vinyl album, recorded in 1966. A good live representation of then up and coming band."