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Firebeat - The Kywet Kings (Norway)


Label:Thatís Entertainment Records
Screaming Apple Records
Released:1994
Highlights:Ainít Nobodyís Business
You Got What I Want
Canít Go On
Gonna Make You Smile Again
Need You Baby

Rating: 8/10


The Kwyet Kings are a Norwegian garage/RíníB band, whose musical style is strongly influenced by such 60ís bands as The Yardbirds, The Animals and the Shadows Of Knight. Firebeat is the bandís first record and is dedicated to The Firebeats (a Norwegian band from the 60ís whose lead singer Yngve Bjerke lends his vocals to the Kwyet Kingís rendition of The Firebeatís classic, Let Me Tell You). Although the sound is a little thin, this is still one great album. The Kwyet Kings manage to portray a sense of naivety and fun and the playing throughout is infectious. Garage music is one of those genreís where there is a noticeable difference between good and great and The Kwyet Kings do all the small things well. For example, just listen to Knut Schreinerís soaring guitar breaks in songs like I Say Yeah and You Got What I Want, which are reminiscent of Jeff Beckís ground breaking guitar pyrotechnics with the Yardbirds. It is also worth noting that Kyre Fledsbergís organ and harmonica playing is also excellent, adding another dimension to the bandís overall sound. Firebeat is a classic RíníB album from the Kwyet Kings and only the modern production distinguishes them from their 60ís inspirations.


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