Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Too True an Echo

Smithereens' drummer Dennis Diken just released Late Music, and like the Smithereens' albums, it reveals its roots a little too clearly. In the case of Diken (with Bell Sound), the album often refers to Pet Sounds as closely as the Rutles did the Beatles, minus the jokes. I enjoyed the album as it played, and periodically he veers toward other vocal-oriented, lightly psychedelic bands, but it's often hard to hear his songs because of the songs they evoke.

1 comment:

postmaster said...

Pretty absurd analogy (Rutles). Seems to reference Kenton and the Four Freshman and possible later Beach Boys (Sunflower, Dennis Wilson) more than Pet Sounds. Perhaps Pet Sounds is your closest reference.