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Cary Brothers - Cool City

ReviewsKrister Axel
Cary Brothers - Cool City

My old buddy Matty D used to play bass for him; Cary's been around for a while. This is how I heard this song at first: Oh really, that's the whole chorus? I mean he gives so little to start out; this whole song is a crescendo, coming from the arrangement, the production, how the chorus keeps getting slightly longer - and then you realize it's all been a set-up for the bridge.

Cary Brothers is quintessential Los Angeles. He's talking about cigarettes and easy parking, he looks good but not too good; the tie is not done. But the production is as good as it gets, and the voice is California all day long.

I got her number
but she was so smart
I’m feeling stupid
at least it’s a start
— Cary Brothers

This is a snapshot, a production relic, a grab-and-go musical fast-food. And it is delicious. Cool City indeed. 

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