Danish instrumental trio The Good The Bad seem to be getting name checked everywhere you look at the moment with The Killers and MC5's both coming out as fans. The guys play sub 3 minute surf grunge tunes that also touches on everything from flamenco to punk and mariachi to rock. Imagine if Duane Eddy joined the Hives and they re-recorded the sound track to a Quentin Tarantino remake of 'Once upon a time in Mexico' and you get some idea of the sound these guys make... or not.
This album has been floating around for sometime, having first heard it in 2007 as an import, but it is just getting its full UK release now off the back of an explosive show at this years SXSW extravaganza. Judging from the album cover it is not only the band's music that is testosterone fueled. A bevy of naked beauties bedeck the cover in poses that leaves nothing to the imagination and the band carry this theme on with their new video which also stars a naked young lady having 'relations' with an electric guitar. The spirit of rock 'n' roll is alive and well. I wonder if these guys own a Ten Years After album!
I never quite understood the need for song names on all instrumental albums and it looks like these guys share my point of view as the 17 tracks are simply listed as 001 to 017. Genius if you ask me. Despite the number of tracks contained on here, it is still only 32 mins long which is probably the right length given the limitation and repetitive nature of this album. I did enjoy this album but you do get the feeling that The Good The Bad really come into their own in a live environment. If you are looking for an album to stick on when you and your mates are getting ready for a night out, then this will surely get you in the mood. Enjoy this album for what it is... a record that will put a smile on your face. With From 018 to 033 already available on import, you will be hearing a lot more of them over the coming year.