FINALLY THE FIRST THREE CYNICS ALBUMS REISSUED!
AVAILABLE ON COLORED VINYL & BLACK VINYL
Blue Train Station (1986)
Twelve Flights Up (1988)
Rock ‘n’ Roll (1989)
For a debut release, Blue Train Station sounds very mature in its accurate display of classic rhythm and blues tinged with portions of folk-rock, psychedelia, and Hammond organ garage stomp. More than mere camp ’60s revivalism, The Cynics hit upon a style of timeless, melodic rock with momentous pop melodies. The title track chugs along like a locomotive with full-powered R&B guitar strum and harmonica blasts, while the snarling punk scream of “No Way” is aided by the use of maracas.
Ed Masely, writing in the Arizona Republic, deemed Twelve Flights Up one of the ten essential garage rock albums.
Rock’n’Roll unveils an altered lineup (a drummer change and no replacement for departed organist Beki Smith), an increased emphasis on original material and a slightly updated recording approach. More than ever, the songs are catchy and to-the-point, and the band performs them with an intensity that renders questions of revivalism irrelevant.