Album Review: Baby Buddhas and Little Einsteins The Locals

Album Name: Baby Buddhas and Little Einsteins
Artist: The Locals
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I knew I’d like this band when I saw the CD cover and read the title. I don’t know why, it just seemed whimsical. Any CD with a song called “Tatooed Lady” (even if Tattooed is spelled incorrectly) has got to be good.

Well, they don’t disappoint. This is The Locals’ second release (singer/guitarist Yvonne Doll also released a solo CD in 1996 called “Bliss”) and it’s great. Along with Yvonne, the group consists of Christy Nunes (bass), David “Goldie” Goldman (violin) and Ross Rutherford (drums).

Their sound has been called Ani DiFranco meets Dave Matthews Band. It’s not often you hear a violin in a rock band but this really works. Yvonne Doll has a fabulous voice that is perfect for the music. She purrs, she screams, she growls and just plain rocks.

Best tracks for me are: “Thunder & Lightening” which is the title track and gets you ready for what’s to come. “Backyard Stars” is also one of my favorites; it has a slightly Celtic feel.

All told this is a really fun CD and I’m sure I’ll be listening to it long after this review is posted.

Posted on December 1, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Thunder & Lightning
2. Ballad of 99
3. To the 9’s
4. Backyard Stars
5. Giddy Buddha
6. Dear
7. Tatooed Lady
8. Salt the Sea
9. Perfect World
10. Blue
11.Ballad of 99 (radio edit)

[The Locals Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: What a nice review of this wonderful band.
name: May East . . .Love Poem Songs on Tuesday, August 9, 2005

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