BRONCO BULLFROG – The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker
Release date: March, 17th
Recorded at the now famous Liam Watson’s Toe Rag Studios (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Billy Childish…), “The Sidelong Glances…” was the third album by British pop-psychers Bronco Bullfrog. For a band clearly influenced by late 60s / early 70s sounds, to be surrounded by vintage sixties equipment felt like a dream.
As bass player Louis Wiggett recalls: “…the general ‘old school’ approach lent itself to our belief (probably a desire) that we sounded like some obscure noisy pop band who’d recorded one 45 for Immediate, and then one for Deram, and then a final one for Hit-Ton Schallplatten, all within three months in late 1966”.
Here you’ll find the classic Bronco sound (inventive songwriting, memorable hooks, three-part harmonies, hard guitars…) mixed with cool studio experimentation in the best 60s style (tape phasing, piano strings played with plectrums…).
Including iconic songs like “Barnaby Slade”, “Octopus”, “Look at Me”, “Sunday”…
Originally released by Spanish label Mushroom Pillow in 2002 and out of print for many years, here’s a welcomed vinyl reissue.
*Insert with liner notes, lyrics and photos
RIYL: KINKS, BADFINGER, HOLLIES, WHO, MOVE, RASPBERRIES…
FILER UNDER: PSYCHEDELIC, POWER POP, INDIE POP…
“…vintage sounding technicolor power-pop…” Garwood Pickjon (Popdiggers)
Side A: A1. Barnaby Slade – A2. Octopus – A3. Tea And Sympathy – A4. Look At Me – A5. Stig’s Not Dead – A6. Sunday
Side B: B1. Wally’s Dream – B2. Witch’s Garbage – B3. I’m Not Getting Through – B4. Last Chance To Smile – B5. Honeybus