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The Speed Of Sound


Grand Prix


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Travelling Companion Grand Prix  
  2   Town Of Sound Grand Prix  
  3   Made To Break Down Grand Prix  
  4   Through Grand Prix  
  5   In My Book Grand Prix  
  6   Music Date Grand Prix  
  7   No Particular Place To Go Grand Prix  
  8   El Baile de la Calaca Grand Prix  
  9   All Work & No Pay Grand Prix  
  10   Dreamweaver Grand Prix  
  11   It's Only Money Grand Prix  
  12   A Greater Emptiness Grand Prix  


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Prolific and reliable Wellington country-rock band are back with album number four - but this time, there's more emphasis on the Rock and a little less of the Country! Old fans need not worry though, that trademark Grand Prix twang, charm and wit has not been lost. Rather, it sounds like they have been been filtered through some kind a 70's Rock album. Great stuff!
Formed back in 2000 as an experiment to go back to the beginning and evolve in their own way, Grand Prix's sound has shifted considerably through their 2002 independent debut 'Racing Lines', to working with Arch Hill on 2004's 'The Way Of The Racer' and the critically acclaimed 'Terraplane Twilight', from 2007.
From bluegrass and country, through rock n' roll, rockabilly and surf, to Motown, Roy Orbison and stacks of reverb, 'The Speed Of Sound' embraces and distills all of their past influences, capturing the basic energy of the band, the rush of testosterone, adrenaline and endorphins that good music should induce!
This progression is intentional – growing a little tired of the "country" tag, Grand Prix's frontman Andrew McKenzie has stated "It's a good way to put people off, even though it's one of the roots of rock n' roll." 'The Speed Of Sound' brings a far more immediate rock sound, at odds with the latest tropical trends.
This is also intentional. After recently touring with a famous American alt-country band, Grand Prix realised that was not where they wanted to go: quiet singing and tweeness. That wasn't what it was about back in the day. 'The Speed Of Sound' isn't like that, it's much different. We suggest you play it loud…

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Artist: Grand Prix
Album: The Speed Of Sound
Cat #: ahr040
Date: 29/04/2009
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Arch Hill
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , Country , New Zealand , Pop , Rock
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