The Montesas "Rockers... Shakers!" 2006

Those who find it important to put everything into a stylistic cathegoria gonna face problems with this album. It would be something like R&B/Shake/Twang/garage/Twist/Surf/Rock/Pop/Blues/Beat/Jenka/pre-punk. Or to make it more simple and accurate: a pastiche of sounds from the early 60's.
Let them who wants to strugle with definitions. To everyone else, this is just very, very great music. Smashing stuff! - driving rhythms, strong and cathy melodies, moody minor chords, an airy 'n' atmosphaeric sound, something sweet and delightfull blended with something rough and raw. Just perfect. The best albums are difficult to say something about. You just love them, end of story. So I guess that's all I can sy about "Rockers..Shakers": I love it.
- author: Carl M. NielsenA mere listing of the musicians would seem by itself to ensure the prospective listeners of many moments of early 60´s beat! They all have shown, in performances all over europe, their concern for certain elements essential to good music, and especially to rock´n´roll: an avoidance of the affected, pretentious "avantgarde" approach which characterizes some modern 60´s groups of today; and yet in reference to the latter, an awareness of the progressive nature of music, of such inevitable movements as the reaction of the early 50´s leading towards rockabilly, or of the early 60´s leading towards beat and garage. These factors embody the musical ideas of the members of the MONTESAS. In their homeland germany, the raw and puristic beat of the MONTESAS is called "Star-Club-style" beat, comparing them with the wild rock´n´roll bands who performed the St. Pauli circuit in Hamburg´s nightlife during the early 60´s (like casey jones and the governors or the early beatles…to name just a few!). With their homegrown authentic style, the MONTESAS play a sincere and extremly danceable R´n´B, without just copying their ancestors. A little drumset, an elité bassguitar, a guild guitar and the famous east-german "weltmeister"-organ is all these youngsters need to raise a twister in the ballroom…. "germany´s own 'Kaisers' plus organ!!" the newspapers say. - cdbaby

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