The Ramblin' Ambassadors

Avanti

> > Oct 2003

The Ramblin' Ambassadors - Avanti
By Craig DanielsFrom the ashes of one of Canada’s most beloved instrumental bands, Huevos Rancheros, come Calgary’s Ramblin’ Ambassadors. The good news is that Brent Cooper, the main man from Huevos is still at the helm here, and there are still lots of his Link Wray-influenced twangers present on the nine-song Avanti. These cuts, like "Lungbucket" and "Hawgtied,” are upbeat rockers in the style we’ve come to expect from Cooper and they all sound great, thanks to the steroid-pumped production style. The even better news is that the Ambassadors also convey a lot of deep atmosphere here, like on the lonely desert intro "Sixty Seconds to What?,” "Dead Man’s Flat’s" and "The Hairless Cat,” utilising trumpet and organ to great effect. Avanti very successfully manages to blend the best elements of the Friends of Dean Martinez dreamy spaghetti Western rock and blazing surf/instro-rock. With a fresh, energised record like this coming out, it’s safe to say that instrumental rock is still alive and kicking.
(Mint)
GET IT!
Pop & Rock RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Calgary Folk Music Festival Announces 2014 LineupNEWS: Calgary Folk Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
  2. Vancouver Punk Bands Recover Gear After Practice Space RobberyNEWS: Vancouver Punk Bands Recover Gear After Practice Space Robbery
  3. Record Store Day Fallout 2014: How Much Those Exclusives Are Now Fetching on eBayNEWS: Record Store Day Fallout 2014: How Much Those Exclusives Are Now Fetching on eBay

Latest Issue: Oct 03 Issue