Have you ever wondered what the Beatles, Animals, Beach Boys or the Monkees would sound like in these modern days? These are bands that took the teachings of rock 'n' roll, and brought it into a pop light, changing the face of music forever. So my comparison to these names is not without strength. These are the bands that shook the world! The Cherry Drops are the embodiment of this "Retro-Pop" sound. I have never heard a band with such a reach over musical generations whilst remaining in genre. Even the vocabulary used, matches the generation that each track is designated too.They are ridiculously fun to listen to as well! Not only is there irony in their adjustment of modern mentalities to a retro sound but they're all beautifully talented and trained to their craft. It's all so well done!
The songs are annoyingly catchy, and is amplified by the humour of the genre. The whole experience is a laugh out loud nod-along. I am addicted to the thought of seeing them live. The guys have won! At the first bar they had me foot tapping, the chorus had me memorizing, as did the gaps between songs. I want to feel and see the experience live.
As I listen to bands for a job! Usually, the last thing I want to do is step out in my free time to hear another band! But there you go... Musically each member slides into place with out a single sign of dis-chord and the range/use and dare I say partnership of drums, keys, bass, guitar, vocals and backing vocals is truly magnificent. Each part brings a new life to the words they lay the foundations for and carry the space between lyrics with ease.
There is a solemn moment at the end of each track as there is with the end to all good things, but that's why the repeat button was invented. If I had one wish listening to this band it would be to hear them over vinyl. That would bring true perfection to me for what they do. So if I had any negative in this entire review it would be the advancement in technology rather than anything to do with the band at all. I chuckle to myself as I draw this article to its end. You forget just how amazing the changes in music have been over the years and just how much has been lost. Thank god for The Cherry Drops for bringing the sound of this lost generation, back to modern ears. There is no room to be bored, and never too much, not to know what's going on where you are...