Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Running the table from Pretty Things-fueled punkers to Zombies-like inspired covers of the day to their own brilliant originals, Dale Menten's boys layer cool vocals upon fiery guitar and keyboard workouts. Spotlighting th... more »
Running the table from Pretty Things-fueled punkers to Zombies-like inspired covers of the day to their own brilliant originals, Dale Menten's boys layer cool vocals upon fiery guitar and keyboard workouts. Spotlighting their huge national hit "Run, Run, Run," our set also sports the groups' history, vintage photos/posters and more!
Fame, fame, fame ...
GM | American Bay Area | 12/28/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"They're known best for "Run, Run, Run," included on Lenny Kaye's Nuggets collection, but The Gestures (known as The Jesters before the guys realized there were a few more garage bands just past the land of 10,000 lakes and half of them had the same moniker aparition) have a bit more to offer than the average cuffed-jeans, mid '60s rockers. Bright, almost-pinched harmonies recall The Zombies or Jan and Dean more than such contemporaries as the Sonics or the Seeds, but The Gestures toss in a few tricks to keep their bubblegum from going stale. Check out Sundazed's reissue if for nothing more than the boppish "It Seems to Me," which is the original B-side to "Run ... " and succinctly self-deprecating in ways modern mopesters could not muster without medication (or lack of)."