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Time of your life: The Ampersands and The High 70s reviewed by Alt77

The Ampersands and The High 70s reviewed by Alt77

The High 70s – Astro Van

Genre: Garage Rock

Similar artists: Marc Bolan, Iggy Pop, The Cramps

Playing rock music can either help keep you young for a long time or really prematurely age you. It takes a lot of self-knowledge to understand how to manoeuvre through life as a rock musician to get the best out of it. 

The fact is that folks like Marc Bolan, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop, didn’t just enjoy the fame and the adulation. They enjoyed performing, going out, meeting people. And, well the adulation and fame didn’t hurt either. It was this “lust for life” that got Iggy and Bowie out of their own predicaments. And, I am certain that the same love for boogieing inexpensive clothing would have made Bolan perform today. 

The High 70s describe the difficulties of keeping going as a modern artist on their single Astro Van. However, because of the excitement with which they approach their music-making, they also help sell the idea of becoming a musician. This is, likely, why they continue to put themselves through this hardship voluntarily. The High 70s sound like they like every aspect of being a musician. 


The Ampersands – The Pigeon

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Garage Rock

Similar artists: Super Furry Animals, XTC, Fountains of Wayne, They Might Be Giants, Apples in Stereo

You might be one of the people that form their opinions based on other folks’ reviews. You may even be using this particular site to create your opinion about modern music. If that is the case, then, congratulations! You have exquisite taste. 

However, the most popular types of review sites are those that create an aggregate score of other people’s judgments. What gives those people the right to say if a piece of art is good or bad, you ask? Well, nothing really, however, we can assume that they’ve encountered enough pop culture during their lives that they formulate an opinion. 

Modern audiences have seen and heard it all. They have a much more sophisticated way of understanding what makes a creative effort good or not. Similarly, The Ampersands have heard so much music that they know what makes for a great single. They are the result of a long-lasting love affair with records. They just don’t know to which style to go and offer their devotion. That’s the reason why The Pigeon, a song that’s been laboured over for many years includes several of them. It’s a feast of quirky, sun-drenched melodies and well worth your time. 

About author

Eduard is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications including FootballCoin, Extra Time Talk, Fanatik, Sportskeeda, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com Eduard is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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