The Bon Static Electricity

The Bon Static Electricity
The self-awareness that usually goes along with bands inviting the tag of "revivalist" is notably absent on Static Electricity, the latest LP from Toronto, ON's the Bon. Instead, the group set aside cynicism and come out the other side with something honest. The result: it rocks. To most, it might seem gauche to make a record that "rocks" without some sort of wink or nudge to modern sounds, but the Bon pull off a tricky balancing act, to great effect. Utilizing some tight musicianship, crystal clear production and even a guitar solo or two, the Bon cruise through a solid album of rock'n'roll. It's deceptively simple. Static Electricity pulses along as something comfortable in an arena without the eye rolling and stamps its foot down as a record demanding respect. It revels in how un-hip it is, a cold shower of mid-'70s glory that will never achieve the attention it deserves, a little tragedy in your release calendar. The Bon hopefully usher in a new genre: great bands in desperate need of a time machine. (Boppa Do Down)