THE BELLTOWERS - 'Demonstrations' CDR (no label) 2008
I was recently contacted by ex Lears guitarist Paul Mutchler after he surfed onto my blog. Read about The Lears..... Paul suggested that I might be interested in hearing his new band The Belltowers who also have a penchant for 12 string Rickenbacker action.
"Of course I would be" was my cry and he kindly offered to airmail me some Belltowers sounds to EXPO67 HQ. I eagerly awaited the CDs for I'm always hungry for guitar jangle. Well, my dear readers the package arrived this morning and I was blown away by the uptempo cool rockin' jangle.
The Belltowers hail from Orlando, Florida and have quite rightly joined my favourite list of contemporary groups who hark back to yesterday's sounds but give the whole reverie new and fresh sonics.
This 5 song CDR contains cover versions of Gene Clark's 'Los Angeles' and the traditional folk rock gem 'I Know My Rider' recorded by several 60s groups. The three original songs are also perfect jangle rockers with the shorter blast of 'Tried So Hard' my pick of the crop.
Paul tells me that all five songs on 'Demonstrations' were recorded on his Tascam 4 track.
Paul Mutchler (12 string/vocals)
Marshall Huggins (bass/vocals)
Eddie Foeller (guitar)
Ken Chiodini (drums)
THE BELLTOWERS - Tried So Hard
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