Bang Girl Group Revue Soul Shangri-La Vinyl LP

by: The Bang Girl Group Revue

Artist The Bang Girl Group Revue
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Released 15/11/2012
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Country US
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Artist The Bang Girl Group Revue
Title Soul Shangri-La
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'San Francisco's underground music scene boasts the most ardent devotees of the resurgence of the '60's girl group sound. The Bang Girl Group Revue is the city's best period-correct recreationist ensemble, with nary an anachronism. But rather than just rehash old covers, The Bang also recharges this ilk of music with timeless-sounding originals. 'Another Notch On His Belt' opens like The Ronettes fronting the Animals. Singers Angeline King, Rachel Mae Havens and Tish Peterson sing soulfully about finding strength in the middle of a crush as a groovy organ grinds alongside stylish guitar leads. Once you look past the palpable chemistry of the three front women, it becomes evident that The Bang has a secret weapon in guitarist Derek See. Dexterous and versatile, he owns his vintage tones while effortlessly segueing from the mid-'60's mod fuzz that buzzes around the psych-soul of 'No Matter What You Do' to creamy soul smoothness in an outstanding take on Billy Dawn Smith's 'Make It for The Door'. A heavy cover of Sharon Tandy's freakbeat gem 'Hold On' bookends this amazing debut' -Eric Shea, iTunes Notes 'The Bang have released a single off their upcoming album Shimmy Soul Shangri La. The Bang is an homage to the girl groups of the sixties, such as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and the Supremes. The three female vocalists, Angeline King, Rachel Mae Havens, and Tish Peterson, are the stars of the show, but a driving force behind the band is guitarist Derek See. See is the purveyor of the fantastic Derek's Daily 45 (a must-read blog if you're into classic soul) and a DJ with gigs internationally. As if that wasn't enough, he's also the personal guitar tech for James Williamson of Iggy and the Stooges.' - Russell Jelinek, The Bay Bridged '(The Bang) want to go beyond retro nostalgia to reinvigorate the genre: 'Drink In Hand' by The Bang Girl Group Revue starts with a strong blast of 'woo-woos' evocative of a glorious era of go-going girl power, although The Ronettes probably never declared 'Tequila makes me catty...brandy makes me angry' and 'the kind of guy I prefer is a drinking man'. The vocals- Angeline King, Tish Peterson and Rachel Mae Havens- power along with a punchy beat before making way for a vintage Yardbirds-style guitar break. The band's first album, 'Soul Shangri-La', is out this month, and proves that Derek See and mates want to go beyond retro nostalgia to reinvigorate the genre' -MSG, San Jose Metro 'This will be out soon. I have heard the final mixes of these tracks and this is superb. The title of the album leads one to expect '60s girl group and r'n'b stylings and while that's hugely present, what's also present here is the country-rock hints prevalent in guitarist Derek See's previous band The Careless Hearts (who have backed the legendary James Williamson from Iggy and The Stooges). It's a great combination that makes for a fun album.' - Matthew Berlyant, The Big Takeover Album notes from the band: Four of the songs on this record are band compositions ('Drink In Hand', 'You Got My Love', 'Another Notch On His Belt', and 'Not Your Fool'); the rest are drawn from the bottomless well of songs that we feel are either too great to be so obscure, or simply fit well within our sound and we all know and love. Whether the song is an original or cover, we place an indelible stamp of THE BANG on it and meld it into our own. While we would never deny that our music is based firmly in the 1960's, we have seen firsthand through live performance that it is a sound that spans generations and appeals to not only those who lived through the era and mod revivalists but also those in their teens and twenties who may be getting a first taste of the soul of this music. We made a conscious decision to record our album using not only the technology of the era that our music is drawn from that we love so much but also, more importantly, recorded it in a way that shows the strengths of the band. The ladies' vocals were all tracked together; the three of them gathered around two microphones (whoever was lead singer had her own

 

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1Another Notch On His Belt
2Losing Control
3No Matter What You Do
4Make It For The Door
5Let Me Down Easy
6Love's Gone Bad
7Drink In Hand
8Not Your Fool
9In The Basement
10You Got My Love
11You Better Watch Out
12I'm A Good Woman
13Needle In A Haystack
14Hold On

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