Pleased to meet you, Gorky's!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This altogether fun and wonderful CD was cobbled together out of the Welsh band's first two albums (Tatay and Bwyd Time) and a series of EP's and singles released in their native Wales. It contains their hit single in the UK, Miss Trudy, as well as their version of Kevin Ayers' Why Are We Sleeping. Not to mention the other songs like Flordd Oren and Merched Yh Meud Gwallt Eu Gilydd, which will have you singing along after the 2nd time through in spite of the fact you don't know any Welsh. Gorky's has progressed since this, their early material, but it shows their pop heart and their prog-rock brains were in the right balance all the time. Certainly a must for anyone who loves Barafundle and Spanish Dance Troupe, and for those uninitiated, well, here's the place to start!"
This album is a good cure for depression...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this album described as a cross between the Beach Boys and Captain Beefheart, and I just had to hear what that sounded like. I'm sure glad I bought this, GZM is one of the most creative bands I've encountered recently. They are definitely influenced by bands from the 60s and 70s, but this music is all their own. The lyrics are whimsical (at least the ones in English are--I don't know about the Gaelic ones), and even the songs in a minor key have an underlying happy tone. I can never stay in a bad mood when listening to this album. Check out this worthy band!"