Royal Crown Revue – El Toro (2007)

Royal Crown Revue - El Toro (2007)
Artist: Royal Crown Revue
Album: El Toro
Genre: Retro Swing
Origin: USA
Released: 2007
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

El Toro (4:35)
Won’t You Ride With Me (2:47)
Solitary Man (3:43)
Brazil (2:53)
It’s A Good Day (2:50)
Rockville (4:29)


The swing/lounge revival may be passé, but that matters little to the Royal Crown Revue. They preceded the trend with their blend of swing-era pop and jazz, old-style Hollywood kitsch, alt-rock, zany humor, and spirited live presentation. Their first disc since 2004’s Greetings from Hollywood, El Toro is a six-song mini-album with a couple of RCR’s distinctive, ebullient originals and a nifty cover of Neil Diamond’s tribute to male paranoia, “Solitary Man.” Whenever life or music seems too stuffy, these Royals earn their Crown as kings of neo-swing, and offer listeners a tidy tonic.