search by
artist  album title  keyword
trouser press
Home
Reviews
What's New
Trouser Press Magazine
Message Board
Links
FAQ's
Merchandise
Contact Us
XML
 
 

BIG SIDEWAYS (Buy CDs by this artist)
Big Sideways (NZ Unsung) 1983

No kidding big: this New Zealand band boasts a dozen members, including four horn people, four guitarists and two drummers. Seven of 'em are songwriters, which (not surprisingly) makes this a pretty eclectic record, fusing rock, jazz, funk and antipodean ethnic musics. Capped off with idealistic lyrics, Big Sideways is upbeat and intelligent; highly arranged but hardly slick.

[Ira Robbins]