Norway - Full Moon 54 - 03/09/01
Do the Boogaloo
Another slice of real Rock'n roll from retro Norway. Another band with lots of Nomads,
AC/DC and probably some Dictators and Radio Birdman records lying about.
Inspired by a new wave of Norwegian rockin' bands experiencing quite a bit of success these
days; Brut Boogaloo comes at the right time. Ricochets, Gluecifer and Cato Salsa Experience are
all in the same vein and touring frequently. The best ting you can say about Brut Boogaloo is
their overall competence, everyone in the band does their ting very well, making the band sound
tight and professional. The worst thing is their lack of imagination and originality. Notable
exceptions are some parts of the songs Do The Boogaloo and Night Out With Dr Evil
Eye, which shows that the band can sound fresh if they want to. But do they want to?
There is something bewitching about electric guitars. Everybody wants to feel the power,
riff along even if they know it's been done this way for almost fifty years now. Quite nice for
a while, but at some point enough is enough. A bit of creativity couldn't harm.
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