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Thursday, March 27, 2008

REVIEW - The Squires Of The Subterrain - Feel The Sun

The Squires Of The Subterrain – Feel The Sun
2008 (self-produced)

If Brian Wilson had grown up in Liverpool rather than sunny southern California, you might have heard this record circa-1965. The Squires of the Subterrain have a sound that is pure Beatles as they might have been produced by the creative and sonic force behind the Beach Boys. Instead, The Squires come from the “underground” of the Rochester, NY music scene.

Feel The Sun is a must-have for Beatles fans. The CD has very strong song-writing, a genuine flow throughout the album, excellent musicianship and above-average vocals (ala John Lennon). This is also a great recording for fans of lo-fi/garage/DIY rock with a pop/60’s feel. Highlights include “Feel The Sun”, “Alexander Mannequin”, “Her Story” and “Terrified!” The absolute standout of the album for this reviewer is “Concerning Helen White”. You won’t find a finer piece of 60’s influenced pop anywhere on the planet.

Rating: Buy It Now!

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