tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

01/05/2014 : BENNY ZEN - Go Out And Love The People

BENNY ZEN

Go Out And Love The People

MusicCD
PopPost RockRock

[80/100]   

Fons Records
01/05/2014, Filip VAN MUYLEM

Sometimes a sleeve needs an eye catcher, well this has a big one. The front that you see on top of this review is in fact the back. The real front sleeve has one big eye catcher and a second one hidden, both part of a beautiful female body. What you see is in fact the front of the back sleeve. Now enough talking about nice views...

At first I present you the promo talk: With the fourth album ‘Go out and Love the People’, Peter Houben returns with his band to his crooked roots: cross-eyed rock that nevertheless manages to run straight ahead. He wrote 11 songs in accordance with the following guidelines: the guitarist’s right hand must bang out eighth notes (ta-da-da-da-ta-da-da-da), the bass player can only use two fingers, the drummer sticks to a diet of Irish coffee and neither diminished nor augmented chords are allowed. Things came to a conclusion during the five hottest days of 2013 (Pascal Deweze’s studio has no air-conditioning). The result is a deceptively transparent ROCK ALBUM about waiting rooms, Bob Dylan, spring fever, art in the 21st century, 50 cigarettes a day, love and bees...

I think this said enough about their philosophy! so the first track 'Drunk at Home' reminds me of Temples versus Beck. A bit rock, a bit retro, a bit of everything, a nice sound. Why is my Baby So Pale?' sounds a bit the same, just a bit sweeter and with more slowdowns. 'Gonna be Fixed' has a higher tempo. 'Go Out and Love the People' starts a bit psychedelic, very into retro '70's, like the drugged period of The Beatles. 'Listen to the Noise' sounds softer as expected, like on drugs like weed (yet again into The Beatles and yes you hear even their name in this song). 'Moses, Man I'm Hit' gets nice guitar hooks and a retro sound, pretty happy. 'I like Airports' starts very psychedelic, the guitars wake up the song and give it a fixed drive. Not a bad song, very catchy with the Lalalalalala-part... 'No Revolution' is very into The Doors. 'They're not telling' starts with a computer voice and electronic sound, very into New Wave until the Beck sound takes over and gives it a twist. All in all a very bizarre track. 'Planet Yoyo' sounds very different from most of the other tracks, love the lyrics in this one. I adore the Punky attitude, mixed with some pop. It's very hard not to start laughing with this song. Hear for yourself! 'Attitude adjustment Scheme' is the last track and takes 0.22 seconds of your time, I think the drugs knocked them down.

Well, I'm clean, so I can be very hard for this one! Well, try to listen to it and tell me if I’m right!

Filip VAN MUYLEM
01/05/2014


Music reviews

07
05
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
Ellengæng
06
05
INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE
Classic Chevrolet
05
05
PESCH
Melba
22
04
PINK TURNS BLUE
There Must Be So Much More
21
04
POTOCHKINE
Sortilèges
20
04
BLUTENGEL
Fountain of Destiny

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

08
05
41 years ALAN VEGA · MARTIN REV or THE SECOND SUICIDE ALBUM!
07
05
This month it’s been 43 years since Kraftwerk released Die Roboter / The Robots!
06
05
Neo-Classical Band AUTUMN TEARS Reveals The Glow Of Desperation
05
05
This month it is 33 years ago Front Line Assembly released their EP Disorder!
03
05
On this day, 16 years ago Nine Inch Nails released [WITH_TEETH]!
02
05
32 years of Disintegration!

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

20
04
TERMINAL SERIOUS
I ask myself time after time: can love still save us?
15
04
BLEEDING RAVEN
Never really took myself serious... still don’t...
12
02
DIVE
We All Can Ask Us The Question ‘Where Do We Go From Here?'
10
02
RAYMOND WATTS (PIG)
'It’s not a re-discovery. It’s finding the way in to let the stuff out...'
02
02
JOHN 3:16
I regularly come across animal remains at various stages of decomposition. That started to affect me, and that's where the concept of the record was born.

PHOTOS

15
04
FAD GADGET
Mean Fiddler, London, England
25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

08
05
HEDERA HELIX
Hedera Helix Promo
07
05
DAVEY SUICIDE
Imperfect
06
05
THE NEON JUDGEMENT
Fashion Party
05
05
SEVERE ILLUSION
Contribution
04
05
KIM WILDE
Cambodia
03
05
SYD 31
Bulldoze Everything
02
05
THE CURE
10:15 Saturday Night