11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2006
The band name sounds like The Edgar Broughton Band and in a way The album you get is also like them. Not really in musical style but in its complete diversity from one song to the next. Listening to it for the first time de ja vue occured immediately and the mix of apparent influences illustrates the mix contained here in. At times the vocals sound like David Thomas of Pere Ubu, there are definite signs of Suicide, Dead Meadow, The Monks, Groundhogs and Captain Beefheart.
Influences aside this album is excellent. Great music from a modern band. I didn't think it was possible. Listen loud and if you can stop yourself from dancing madly you are actually dead.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2009
This is one of those albums that always seems right. You know what I mean, You look at all your records and think, what'll I put on? And there are one or two, that when you see their little faces beeming back at you, you know they won't let you down. Such a record is this.
To obtain this status a record has to have been out a while, the gleam of novelty or band of the moment to have faded. This was released in 2006, three years on it's still a regular listen, and I still get excited by it, still play it to friends, and if that friend don't like it, they go down a little in my estimation.
At first it seems strange that they to get categorized as a blues rock band. Thinking of blues rock brings to mind something stilted, dead at birth, a reference to a time long gone. On hearing this maybe it has something in common with what a first hearing of John Lee Hooker might have been, a glimpse in to new territories unfolding as you listened.
There also seems to be something of the cyclical, driving nature of kraut rock. This slight whiff of something psychedelic makes the music expansive, ambitious in a way that belies the garage acoustics. Though it's this garage, referencing of a punk aesthetic that gives the record a breathlessly exciting quality.
What is it about Domino that they seem to be able to find bands that promise so much, and then make good on that promise?
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2007
I had heard Archie bronson outfit name banded around for a while but i never done anything about it . i.e source any of their music due to the fact of the explosion of guitbar bands in recent yrs, but then one day i did, i bought myself a copy of der dang and i am fucking glad i did - rocking album from track one to the end track. Not going to name stand out tracks as they are all little gems in their own right. Buy this album if you call yourself a fan of good music
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2007
Archie Bronson Outfit are a three piece, who in the tradition of all good three pieces, generate a big sound. I bought Derdang Derdang after seeing them live at the End Of The Road festival this year, being desperate for more after my initial exposure. Whilst the album lacks some of the big fat bass lines of the live show, it is just as insistent and draws you in to it with lyrics that make you think about their meaning rather than just serving them up on a plate for you.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2006
This is such a good record that I fail to see how it can go unnoticed like their previous record did.......stand out tracks for me are Cherry Lips, Kink, Dart for my Sweetheart , Dead Funny and Rituals.....Just listen to the opening track Cherry Lips.....it blows everything else away.