Thursday, December 29, 2005

Mike Furber & the Bowery Boys Just A Poor Boy CD (Radioactive)

London-born and finely-coiffed, Furber was just what Brisbane garage band the Bowery Boys wanted in a singer… well, aside from not having a great voice. On their sole LP, the band displays a fine hand with the jangly and punky stuff, which is unfortunately interspersed with some pretty dopey blues covers. Highlights are the deliciously messy, Easybeatsy take on “That’s When Happiness Began” and a snotty “Diddy Wah Diddy,” both better suited to Furber’s range. Later in his brief career, Furber was a Barry Gibb protégé, again to no great notice.

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