Friday, June 12, 2009
True West - Hollywood Holiday
True West were a sort of ancillary part of the 1980s Paisley Underground scene that was sprouting up in Los Angeles. Along with bands like The Dream Syndicate, The Three O'Clock, The Bangles, Green on Red, and the Rain Parade, True West played dreamy, 1960s influenced pop. Allmusic notes their geographic location in Davis, CA and their slightly darker sound put them on the fringes of the Paisley scene. Hollywood Holiday, their debut album, is a nice little rock n' roll record, 8 songs that are slightly jangly, slightly dangerous, and very melodic.