Title: Love Rhythm & Hate
BRIOLES was formed in 1986 (their first live gig took place on the 8th of August 1987) and they haven’t stopped playing ever since. A few drummer changes, several collaborations in different groups and projects (The Rockin’ Roosters, Bop Pills, Ella & the Roosters, Nu-Niles, The Swindlers...) haven’t made the Nunes brothers (Jorge and Daniel) loose their interest in their main project. BRIOLES’ music is mainly based on 50’s R&R but they’ve added more elements that –right from the start- have conformed their unique and recognizable sound. They’ve usually been described as a psychobilly or neorockabilly band -labels they don’t dislike but don’t define them accurately. More than 20 years on the road and over 1000 concerts make BRIOLES one of the most veteran and professional Spanish rockin’ bands.
Just so you know, this Spanish threesome are mental! I've never met them you understand, but I have heard this new CD from the boys and I'm basing my opinion on that.
If you give most mental Rockabillies (are there any other sort?) some instruments and studio time they'll sell the instruments buy some cheap beer and have a party in the studio, but these guys actually manage to put together a great CD whilst sounding like they're getting drunk and having a party at the same time, so credit where it's due.
They reminded me a bit of the early Guana Batz (not that Pip ever sang in Spanish) - loads of energy and humour and not taking themselves too seriously.
Musically they're firmly in that mid '80s neo-Rockabilly camp - in other words Rockabilly on amphetamines AND whiskey. Not surprisingly they do a whacked out cover of Macy Skipper's genius track Bop P/V/s just to prove the point - this lot were obviously shovelling 'em in by the fistfull in the studio! ?
Nearly all the tunes are self penned by singer and guitarist Jorge Briol (when he's not in his straight jacket being force fed baby food), and they firmly stamp their sound all over the CD with tracks like Madhouse, Voodoo Bop and Too Drunk for Your Love to name but a few - you get the idea. Their version of Only Make Believe (yep!) is something to behold; Conway Twitty will be spinning in his grave when he hears this, but probably only 'cos he wants to get out and bop to it.
I enjoyed this CD, it's fast, furious and above all, fun. I bet these guys are a blast live - if they can stay on the stage long enough without falling off.
his Spanish band started as a Psychobillyband throughout the 80's / 90's. Long Time, No see !!! I don't heard of them since ages and now El Toro is coming along with that GREAT 15 track album. Meantime the band changed the line up a few times and on this new album they look more like a bunch of Rockabillies ( well, the bass player played in several Spanish Rockabillybands and as far as I know he also played with the Fabulous Ottomans). Allow me to say that the Brioles deliver here a more than high entertaining album. Crossing the border between Rockabilly and trad.
Psychobilly all the time, the band present a fantastic sound and fantastic song writing including Spanish and English lyrics. Like I said, they play a great mix of Rockabilly and / or Psychobilly in a very traditional way. There is NO bad track and if you like modern rockin' with real drive this is a MUST HAVE !!! Also I can recommend this album to Psychobillies and Rockabillies - you won't be disappointed !!!!! i HIGH RECOMMENDED!!!!!
Mad House Jump