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Chandeliers In The Savannah

Neon Blonde Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dim Mak
  • ASIN: B000AMJDAG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,486 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Cactus Killers
2. Crystal Beaches Never Turned Me On
3. Chandeliers And Vines
4. Princess Skullface Sings
5. New Detroit
6. Headlines
7. Love Hounds
8. Dead Mellotron
9. Cherries In Slow Motion
10. The Future Is A Mesh Stallion
11. Wings Made Out Of Noise

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great post punk. 15 Sep 2009
By NeoN
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, if your a fan of the blood brothers and have ever thought of getting into one of the side projects i would say buy this now and dont even rationalise it.

As for the music;

Obviously very reminiscent of the blood brothers but its alot more piano/organ/synth driven. Just as socio-political but a little less serious.

Some of the stand out tracks are of course "chandeliers and Vines", "Princess skullface sings" and "Cherries in slow motion" just to name a few.

The whole album is a hit with driving electronic beats dusted with a great selection of piano riffage not to mention our mans amazingly high and surreal vocal melodies.

Post punk is the best way to describe this soulful, sociopolitical anti everything sound.

A must buy for any true music connoisseur.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That prickly sensation you get from being hit in the face with a black cactus 12 Dec 2005
By Luke Rounda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Chandeliers in the Savannah" is a very odd animal. It slinks around on a mix of drums, mechanized beats and brooding piano one moment and thrashes with claws to your face the next, like a shrew with rabies. Musically, the album is much the same, melding pop, dance and thrash-rock sensabilities with garden variety insanity. It's as if you're listening to an MTV camera man being mauled by said shrew.

I like it.

My personal favorite is "Crystal Beaches Never Turned Me On," which juxtaposes a throbbing jungle beat against diseased piano, synth and guitar. Lay out a typically damaged-jet-engine Whitney vocal over this, replete with some "ooh oohs," and you have a truly unique and morbidly catchy tune.

Catchier than the Blood Brothers, every bit as rhythmically and musically informed, and above all else, every bit as trailblazing, Neon Blonde is, hands-down, the finest two piece band since Local H (no, not the White Stripes). That the mass public regards music like this as noise is a compliment. The finest predators don't rustle the trees in the jungle until it's too late to escape. So it is with this, the most unpopular (and unyielding) collection of pop music to be released in 2005.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best noise of 2005 25 Feb 2006
By Chase Azimi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Neon Blonde may be a side project of The Blood Brothers, however it is not, as some may say, "a watered down version of the blood brothers". This album was surprisingly diverse for a side project of a typically punk orientated band, and was in fact not exactly like its predecessor. CitS delves from the brain bashing punk revival that is The Blood Brothers, to a semi- dance-punk, electronica, experimental, (and dare i say) noise-rock sound. The album surprises on so many different levels,in part due to the sheer elasticity and shrillness of Johnny Whitney's voice plus a few abused synth and drum programmings that seem to blend together in a match made in... well, hell. but dont take my lengthy word for it, if you enjoy dance punk, noise, the blood brothers or simply want to get all the left over emo music cluttered in your head out, pick up this album.. or at least bootleg it
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal 25 Feb 2006
By Nathan Cardiff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you are a fan of The Blood Brothers, then this album is for you. Neon Blonde may not sound the same as far as instruments go, but Johnny Whitney's vocals are still wailing the vice lyrics of The Blood Brothers. Chandeliers in the Savannah is great for any occasion because it jumps from dance/techno mix to wailing guitars to haunting piano playing. The diversity of every song puts you in a trance. This album is beautiful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fans of the Blood Brothers will love this, gauranteed 10 Jan 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you like the Blood Brothers, you are virtually gauranteed to enjoy this album.

Right off the bat, "Black Cactus Killers" is a standout track, and almost undistinguishable from any Crimes-esque or even Burn Piano-esque Blood Brothers.

"Crystal Beaches..." and "Love Hounds" change things up a bit and keep Neon Blonde from sounding too alike.

However, basically if you like the Blood Brothers, you will like this.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most exciting album of 2005! 29 Nov 2005
By Eric S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
From the mind and voice of Johnny Whitney, who's clearly become the main focal point and lead singer of the equally incredible BLOOD BROTHERS (whose "Crimes" was one of the finest releases of 2004), comes the side project-cum-somehow even better release "Chandeliers in the Savannah." With wickedly mind-bending lyrics and a depth of emotion and satirical (yet completely honest) sensitivity rarely seen in today's indie rock scene, this album is truly unique. Each song could easily be a single, merging incredibly catchy melodies (most of which are beautifully played on a compendium of keyboards) with skittery electronic and live drum beats. At only 35 minutes, this album must be listened to in full for the ideal experience. Just try not to hit the repeat button after "Wings Made Out of Noise" fades out; you'll be ready to hear "Black Cactus Killers" all over again! Amazing...
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