- Band / Artist The Shakey Rays
- Genre Blues/Rock N Roll
- Label Kiiiiiiiickin' Records
- Year 2011
- Format Album
- Price Free Download
If you are someone who misses the good old days of Rock n Roll music, then maybe this album is the best company you can have at the moment. TUNES FROM THE BIG BELLY by The SHAKEY RAYS, a four piece Chennai based outfit brings back the golden days of Rock N Roll music through their impressive Original music. It is highly recommended to those who have an ear for experimentation and also who are fans of the music of the 60s and 70s.
TUNES FROM THE BIG BELLY is a very good collection of songs that take you back some fifty years to the Rock n Roll years. The songs might sound as if they are highly inspired and heavy influenced by the likes of ROLLING STONES, BEATLES, VELVET UNDERGROUND, DAVID BOWIE and BOB DYLAN, etc., but in reality the band has not tried to emulate these fatherly figures of music, and therefore earning the respect that other bands lose out on. They have captured the essence of Rhythm N Blues and reproduced it in a near perfect manner for the audience of the present. The use of vocal harmonics, the tone of the guitars, drumming and the overall appeal of the songs will impress any listener. Another aspect that stands out is that the album is not monotonous. Each of the songs sound distinctively different from the rest.
Songs that stand out include QUEEN BEE ON THE RADIO, HARD TO UNDERSTAND, NO SECRET and DOWN THE DRAIN & 8 FLOORS HIGH. But infact, all the songs are worth listening to over and over again. It is almost as if you can't get enough of the songs. Refreshing and out-of-the-mainstream-league, THE SHAKEY RAYS has offered a nice little gem and the tunes from the big belly surely can take the band higher in the independent music scene of the country.
An impressive collection of Rhythm 'n' Blues music that will take you on a dream ride to the golden days of Rock 'n Roll.
Debarshi Chowdhury is presently a student at Maulana Azad College, Kolkata. A music fanatic, he listens to a wide variety of music, from Country to Trance, and also does some, independently. Among his all time favourites feature PINK FLYOD, LED ZEPPLIN, QUEEN, DREAM THEATER, IRON MAIDEN, OASIS, KORN and others. He has tried his hands with a number of instruments, but in the end has settled for Guitar basically, though he claims to play the mouth Harmonica and Tabla too. He thinks that the Indian "Independent" Music scene is one of the best in the world at the moment, and he is always eager to be part of the revolution that should give independent or underground musicians the fitting prominent place they deserve in the International stage.
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