…The Cavalry appears over Nashville Skyline
Sometimes we need to sit back and realise that not every new record needs to be startlingly original, groundbreakingly innovative or even have something relevant to say about the state of the universe today. It’s okay to be entertained by pleasant, relaxing well-produced music that simply evokes a warm atmosphere and maybe recalls images of bygone happiness.
This is exactly what this EP of songs by The Cavalry does for me. It takes me back to times in the mid to late 1960s when, yes, there were great changes taking place in attitudes and the structures of Society, but there seemed to be also a certain amount of space to take things easy and enjoy living. Maybe it’s a result of ageing or maybe it’s because life has just become too frenetic, but I find very little time to lay back and do nuthin’ any more
But this record really puts me in the mood to do just that. It evokes lazy sunny summer afternoons with me lying on the grass, eyes shut, listening to the sounds of bees buzzing and the crack of leather on willow… my best girl by my side….. ah well! Perhaps none of that ever happened – but I like to think it did.
Recalling the likes of The Byrds, the Lovin’ Spoonful , and a countrified Dylan blowing his harp, putting twenty seven syllables into 4 beats and creating ridiculous rhymes, the Cavalry apply their clearly eclectic musical knowledge to create a good-time sound so badly needed in this doom-and-gloom-ridden period of history.
If you want a great pick-me-up, goto http://www.myspace.com/1thecavalry and sample some of the excellent product available there. You can be sure I’ll be getting down at one their gigs as soon as I can. Hope to see you there!