Vavoom!

Performers The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Interscope | August 1, 2000 | Compact Disc

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Brian Setzer, former front man of the Stray Cats, brought his rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll style to big band when the Brian Setzer Orchestra formed in 1992. Taking the stage by storm before the swing phenomenon had officially set in, Setzer’s electric guitar and jive style vocals fronted a Big Band. From his early days, beginning at the age of  eight, with his first instrument, the euphonium, horns have been a big influence in Setzer’s music. Even throughout his work with the Stray Cats, he wondered what the results of a fusion between the two musical styles – rock ‘n’ roll and swing – would sound like. With their fourth album, Vavoom, as hot as ever and a performance that regularly packs L.A.’s Greek Theatre, Setzer and his Orchestra now know the experiment was a worthy one.  

 

 

 

 

 

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 1, 2000

Genre: Swing

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: Interscope

UPC: 606949073329

Found in: Swing

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Vavoom!

Performers The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 1, 2000

Genre: Swing

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: Interscope

UPC: 606949073329


Title Track Time
1.Pennsylvania 6-5000 --
2.Jumpin' East Of Java --
3.Americano --
4.If You Can't Rock Me --
5.Gettin' In The Mood --
6.Drive Like Lightning --
7.Mack The Knife --
8.Caravan --
9.Footloose Doll --
10.From Here To Eternity --
11.That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes --
12.'49 Mercury Blues --
13.Jukebox --
14.Gloria --

Editorial Notes

Vavoom! is Brian Setzer's first album since "Jump Jive & Wail" from Dirty Boogie became a huge, unexpected hit in 1998 and sent the retro-guitarist into his second round of hipness and commercial success. He earned a lot of fans with Dirty Boogie because he was faithful to jump blues, swing, rockabilly, R&B, and early rock & roll, but played fast and loose, finding songs that weren't played all that often and having fun kicking them out with a big band. Unfortunately, the surprise success made Setzer play it safe with Vavoom!. Every cover here is predictable -- "Pennsylvania 6-500," "Mack the Knife," Ellington's "Caravan," and "Americano," fresh in the public consciousness thanks to Matt Damon and Jude Law's rip-roaring performance of it in The Talented Mr. Ripley, released just six months before this album. That situation is regrettable, since the covers form the backbone of the album. Setzer fares better on his originals, largely because they sound even fresher in next to these warhorses, but they're tunes where the form takes precedent over the content. The result is hearing a good band trying hard to breathe life into a set of songs that should be more interesting than they are. It's not necessarily a bad listen -- Setzer is a good bandleader with a good band -- but it's just a tad too pat and familiar. Considering that this follows an album where Setzer used the same formula but made it sound alive, it has to qualify as a bit of a disappointment. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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