“Easy” by The Easybeats - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1965Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Having absorbed “Beatlemania” from a distance, the Easybeats created their own Australian version, dubbed “Easyfever”. Their debut album was recorded in two consecutive all-night sessions and released 28 September 1965. For a band plying their trade in the pop genre, it already sounds out of date – Adam Faith and Billy Fury traits are interspersed with the merseybeat. However, it was easy to get away with that down under in the mid-60s. The bluesy rocker “You Got It Off Me” is at odds with the rest of the set and is the clear stand out. If I had been around back then I’d have maybe thought to myself “don’t write them off totally”. Review from Everybody’s magazine November 1965: “The Easybeats have a ball on this manna from record heaven for the fans. All songs are in-group compositions and each one is discussed by the boys’ manager on the cover notes. As a general rule, 14 tracks of rhythm and blues could be expected to pall, but here it’s not so. An occasional song like ’I’m a Madman’ could well have landed on the cutting room floor, but the driving jumping beat carries through with verve and style to the end. Naturally enough, it’s a distinctively English sound with overtones of Merseyside.”

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A1 [02:11] 4.0.png The Easybeats - It’s So Easy (Stevie Wright, George Young) Pop
A2 [02:52] 4.8.png The Easybeats - I’m A Madman (Stevie Wright, George Young) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [01:50] 3.6.png The Easybeats - I Wonder (Harry Vanda) Pop
A4 [02:15] 4.0.png The Easybeats - She Said Alright (George Young) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A5 [02:04] 4.7.png The Easybeats - I’m Gonna Tell Everybody (Snowy Fleet, Harry Vanda) Pop
A6 [02:10] 3.4.png The Easybeats - Hey Girl (Stevie Wright, George Young) Pop
A7 [02:08] 3.9.png The Easybeats - She’s So Fine (Stevie Wright, George Young) Pop
B1 [02:28] 7.4.png The Easybeats - You Got It Off Me (Stevie Wright, George Young) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [02:02] 4.6.png The Easybeats - Cry Cry Cry (George Young) Pop
B3 [01:39] 4.6.png The Easybeats - A Letter (Stevie Wright, George Young) Pop
B4 [02:39] 3.2.png The Easybeats - Easy Beat (Harry Vanda) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [01:56] 5.4.png The Easybeats - You’ll Come Back Again (George Young) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:04] 4.8.png The Easybeats - Girl On My Mind (Stevie Wright, George Young) Pop
B7 [02:28] 5.0.png The Easybeats - Ya Can’t Do That (Stevie Wright, George Young) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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