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Euro Boys
Long Days Flight 'Till Tomorrow (Man's Ruin/Virgin)

By: Jeb Branin

When I heard this band featured former members of TURBONEGRO I was hyped to check them out. I dropped on the disc expecting the dirty and grimy distortion punk sound I associate with that band. I was definitely NOT prepared to hear anything like this! EURO BOYS sounds nothing at all like TURBONEGRO. In fact they are so far removed in delivery that I was startled at what I was hearing. I figured I better put the EURO BOYS aside and come back to them at a later time without any preconceptions. I'm glad I did. It allowed me to truly appreciate what the EURO BOYS are doing. Instead of anything brash and raw, they have instead taken a neo-jazz approach to guitar based electronic rock. This is an album that Frank Zappa could have made. Most of the tunes are instrumentals with the melody line being carried by either an organ or a guitar. Much of the time they are playing a vibrant quasi-jazz, however there are times they have the feel of a chilled out surf band. Other times they sound like a psychedelic adult contemporary group. And still at other times you would swear they have been possessed by the ghost of Jimi Hendrix. Regardless, of where they take their sound they have the Midas touch because it all is gold.
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