Wednesday, August 08, 2007

You Cad!


The Huntington Cads Introduce the New Sound

1998



Review by Scott Hefflon


While it's difficult for me to review instrumental surf/samba/spy/etc., perhaps I can get it off my chest that, for all practical purposes, the casual fan really needs know only two bands: The Huntington Cads and The Bomboras. Most have probably heard of The Bomboras due to their signing to the high-profile Zombie A Go-Go Records, head-cheesed by none other than Rob Zombie, and funded by Geffen/DGC/Dreamworks. Legend (or, at least, the Cads' bio) has it that both bands were originally one - the seminal surf band, The Finks. When they split, The Bomboras went for in-your-face antics while The Huntington Cads went for subtlety. While Introducing the New Sound still has wisps of surf beat and spies-like-us giddiness, there is a wonderful weepy quality, filled with romance and sadness. Introspective and thoughtful like watching the world through a rain-spattered window, certain songs creep into your bloodstream like sipped wine. That's not to say it's a slow, boring album, but if Sunday Morning Jazz plays in the next room as you sip the gourmet coffee you save for rare mornings, wondering why you let the rat race get to you so much, well, this album is for you. It has the same magic.








5 comments:

Pinto said...

Hi
This a wonderful album full of dreamy and evocative sounds and all played with First Class musicianship..brilliant stuff.
Could i please ask you if it is possible to post something else by this fine band?
Thanks for your help and for a top notch Blog.
Pinto

Anonymous said...

Trustar, great post even though I've had this since the day it was released I'm glad some new people are finally getting a taste of what a great band the Huntington Cads really were. Probably the best exotic/surf band EVER!!!! With Chris Barfield and Josh Agle{SHAG}on guitar ,pure suave indeed. there album "Go Exotic "is a masterpiece in my eyes. This is one band who never wrote or played a bad song. I really wish I had the chance to see them live. by the way does anyone know what ever happend to Mr.Barfield? such a talented guitarist. I must also recommend everyone who becomes a fan of this band also seek out their 45's too. P.S. More Bambi Molesters!!!! hate the name ,love the band. until next time folks. BRANDONIO!

Anonymous said...

Also notable for the presence of famous Tiki artist 'Shag' - Josh Agle!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this one! :)

If you have, I'd love to hear more of them. Especially the "Go Exotic!!" album.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Been looking for more from the Cads - tight playing and surfy smooth!
Thanks!