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'Kon Tiki' is definitely one album you shouldn't miss if you like the Beatles. As a previous poster said, it's like a great lost Beatles album. Remember the exitement waiting for 'Rubber Soul' or 'Revolver' to finally come out and when it did, you played it over and over and over and you weren't disappointed? You can experience that feeling again!
I don't know anything about this band except that they're from Austin, Texas (!), but I'd swear the lead singer is channeling John Lennon. It's eerie.
Plus, they've got the harmonies (ah, those harmonies) and the interesting choice of instruments and musical frills you just don't hear these days. And it doesn't sound like they said, "hey, let's make an album that sounds like the Beatles." It sounds real. Sincere. Not just fun or an exercise in cleverness like 'The Rutles' (whose work I really must recommend also -- listen to 'Shangri-La' on 'Archaeology'). It's really that good.
Having said all that, you'd think I'd give it 5 stars, but I have to say there IS a bit of filler to it (but wasn't there always on a Beatles album also?). Still, about 80% of it is just amazing and you won't be sorry if you buy it. Would I lie to you?!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just kidding. There is definitely something about Harrison's voice that is Beatles-esque...but this is a damn solid album on it's own even without that aspect. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Erin Bradley
Received in mail as scheduled.
Condition was as promised.
Great record from a now defunct band.
"My Before and After" and "Password." Just get it and listen to them - you'll be glad you did. Only the occasional Spongetones and The Orgone Box hit this level.Published on January 30, 2010 by boomerhead
This record is well put together and follows in the mid 60's Beatles tradition in that there are interesting sounds which are creatively mixed and solid songs to back that up... Read morePublished on July 12, 2007 by A C SHIELDS
Of all the Beatle sound-alike artists I have ever heard, these guys take the cake. I could swear that's John Lennon on lead vocals and the melodies to "Vegetable Row", "Homefront... Read morePublished on December 22, 2006 by Glenn Nippert
OK, I'll admit it.
I'm in Austin, grew up on the Beatles, and saw these guys at Stubb's in town. My opinion is hardly objective. Read more
when listening to cottom mather for the first time, sure, you think, 'dood sounds a LOT like john lennon.' well, that's music for you. people have similar voices. deal with it. Read morePublished on August 25, 2005 by M. Lohrke
This is a great CD. Spin my Wheels, Lily Dreams On.
Yes he sounds like the Beatles but it's still great music. Read more
Okay, let's start by saying I own every album the Beatles ever put out (and a few they didn't put out, if you catch my drift). Read morePublished on August 23, 2001 by Eric Collins