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Get Down and Get With It
"I Wanna see everybody get up off your seats, I want you to clap your hands and stamp your feet! And get down and get with it!"
This is hip-shaking, sweat-drenched Maximum R&B. The kind that gets jaded Williamsburg hipsters up and dancing, despite their cooler than thou exteriors. This is power-pop with lush vocal harmonies that stick to your brain like candy-coated crazy glue. This is rough and humble garage rock with a sensitive psychedelic swagger. It's OK to cry man. Now go beat down that asshole hitting on your woman at the bar. Just make sure you're wearing a finely tailored suit and your shoes and hair are perfect. That's right, perfect. This people, is The Above! And the debut album (self-titled) from these Brooklyn Mod sensations is the best 60's golden nugget this side of The Naughts! As lead singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/engineer/director/debonair extraordinaire David Horowitz says at the onset of "West End Supermarket," "We gonna have a party!"
"I wanna see everybody get up off your seats, I want you to clap your hands and stamp your feet! And get down and get it!"
"Keep on rocking,"
quotes used without permission from Noddy Holder!
The Above-West End Supermarket
The Above-Bollywood Woman
The Above-It's Good
The Above-Special Somethin'
Find The Above on MySpace
The Above - "Don't Believe in the Light" from David Alan Horowitz on Vimeo.
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