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  So Pretty by The Hazzards

So Pretty cover art

Artist: The Hazzards
Title: So Pretty
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2004

p>Noel Coward is not dead. He has been reincarnated as the Hazzards. The kind of observational humour on the woes of society practised by the late Mr Coward has been updated to the 21st century. But they still play the ukulele. And a glockenspiel.

Bluesbunny always knew that there was a drink called "Girl Beer" but had never heard a song that so accurately described it. Likewise, "Gay Boyfriend" explains a thing or two to those of us equipped with macho sensibilities as standard. We were not quite sure what to make of "The Business". Starting off as a full on rock song (in a Xanadu period Olivia Newton John kind of way), it goes all cutesy in the middle before departing in a flurry of feedback.

A wry sense of humour sets this collection of songs apart from the crowd. Bluesbunny has always been noted for his love for the quirky, so to speak. Quite a lot of fun to listen to - even if you are a guy and sober - it is hard to dislike this album. Given its charm, it is definitely one to add to the collection.
Review Date: June 24 2007