Friday, August 05, 2005
Rico and the Ravens: Don't You Know/In My Heart (Rally R-1601)
I found this at a used record store in Austin, Texas in 2001 and it immediately became one of my faves. Granted, "In My Heart" isn't too much, but it was designed for young lovers to hold each other close and smooch to, so it's not my cup o'joe anyway. "Don't You Know," on the other hand, is a wild, frantic teen rocker with rumbling bass, frantic guitar and drums set on warp speed. The singer's got this wild falsetto that he uses in between words. In fact, his call opens the record as the band starts in rockin'. Then, they pause a second and he sings oud "Don't you knowwwwwwww." The drums kick in and the guitar bass follow along in rapid precision. And the singer keeps singing his heart out, "so walk with me, walk me down the aisle, so baby, ooooooooooooooooooooooo.....and there comes that crazy howl again! We pause and get ready for another round of super-fast rock 'n' roll for the remainder of the song. And the thought came to my mind: "YEAH! This one's a keeper!" Don't know anything about the group, though. Info is appreciated as always.