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Single Review: Neon Neon – Dream Cars (Lex Records)

By | Published on Monday 8 December 2008

Neon Neon

Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals frontman) and Boom Bip (legendary producer) continue their John DeLorean tribute from their album ‘Stainless Style’ with ‘Dream Cars’. The album has quite possibly the most original theme for a concept album – the life and times of John DeLorean, creator of the DeLorean sports car (yes the one from ‘Back To The Future’!) and ‘Dream Cars’ attempts to capture the feelings and emotions of a young DeLorean designer. It’s a synthed-up, highly danceable pop song, produced perfectly by Boom Bip and the electric guitar melody is matched by a bass line that would give any house DJ a run for his money. Strokes drummer, Fab Moretti provides the funked-up drums on the track – one of many incredible collaborators on the album. The album is a serious contender for album of the year and although the single isn’t the best that there is to offer by any means, it’s still a perfect example of how anything Gruff Rhys touches turns to gold. GM

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