Norway - Full Moon 67 - 03/28/02
The Jessica Fletchers
(Come On) It's Only Nine (EP)
Perfect Pop Records
Back to the 60s! The Fletchers have learnt a trick or two from the Beatles, which certainly
goes to show here. The melody, vocals and guitars of "Up And Around" smell like a George
Harrison song around 1965. The organ and flute is not that typical, closer to Traffic perhaps.
The up-tempo title track brings us back to 1963/64 with John Lennon on lead vocals. Not that
exciting methinks apart from the quiet middle part with organ and trumpet that sound closer to
US west coast a few years later. Great! "Diamond Ring" might have been included on one of the
late John Lennon's solo albums with the late George Harrison on guitar. It combines happiness
and melancholia in a strange way. The highlight of the disc! Well then, is the last track "Just
Another Fashion Band" a Paul McCartney or Ringo song, you might ask? It's not and harder to pin
down. The staggering guitar suggest The Creation of 1966 ("Painter Man") or Pete Townshend of
the Who, but the brass and organ wander in quite different directions (Animals, maybe?). My
least favourite track of the EP.
All in all a bit disappointing compared to the last EP of Jessica Fletchers, the splendid
Sorry About The Noise. But if you can't get enough of 60s
beat and pop music, you don't need to search any further.
Copyright © 2002 JP