Bobkat'65 – The Lonely Road [YELLOW VINYL] – New LP
I'm not sure what "Teenbeat Kiddie Garage" refers to, maybe some tag they use in Europe or maybe something others know about from reading about 1960s music...I never do much reading about music even though people probably figure otherwise... but this is a knockout combo of the best sounds from the 1960s...girl group, bubblegum, American garage, British Invasion...low budget stuff that ended up on Scopitone machines and dinky labels from America and from other countries...the end result stunning, great as a birthday cake, the band full of sugar and good taste, exploring different tones, tempos, moods and styles to keep it interesting and a complete joy from go to whoa. I had this on CD and thought it was thoroughly enjoyable but not really striking, but listening to the vinyl, I've come to love this recording. It's like Bazooka bubblegum kisses on a warm beach. -- winch
The debut album by the Asturias (ES) power trio combines original tracks with a handful of well-chosen covers. Songs range from moody ballads to punk-tinged rants, all delivered with BK’65’s unique Teenbeat Garage Rock vibe. Limited to 300. Inspired by mid-1960s American “Teenbeat Kiddie Garage” records, three friends from Asturias in Northern Spain, ANA (Guitar & Vocals), PAULA (Bass & Vocals) and DIEGO (Drums), decide to form a band. Even their name is unique, inspired by the BOBKAT model guitar manufactured by the Harmony Company in the mid-60s.
BOBKAT ’65’s debut album, unifying theme mirrors that of the vast majority of tunes featured on the Pebbles and Teenage Shutdown compilation series: loneliness—the feeling of being an outcast, finding it difficult to fit in. Songs range in style from moody ballads to beat-pounding, punk-tinged rants influenced by well-known ’60s garage groups like The Dovers, Billy & The Kids, The Nightcrawlers, and Thursday’s Children–all delivered, of course, with BOBKAT’65’s unique Teenbeat Garage Rock vibe.