Tommy Sistak – Ready Set a Go Go
Tommy Sistak‘s latest, Ready, Set a Go Go, continues in the vane of those classic Beatles tracks circa ’65. From the first few seconds of “You Can’t Change Me”, you hear that familiar guitar jangle and know you’ve landed in a good place.
With this and many of the songs on Ready, Set a Go Go, I’m reminded of those Searchers harmonies I loved so much as a kid. But that’s not to say that there isn’t plenty new here. As much as I like the opener, the sound gets a little more muscular with “Come On By”, sounding just a little bit like a combination of The Searchers and vintage Smithereens. A similar thing can be said for “I’ll Be There”, with a faster, more energetic feel.
Tommy Sistak’s Ready Set a Go Go isn’t just a walk down memory lane. It’s a lot of fun and worth a listen or two for anyone who cherishes the jangle of a Rickenbacker. You can get it in digital form from his Bandcamp page or get the physical CD product from Kool Kat Muzik.