Romero Records is thrilled to re-release the second album by The Tango Saloon, originally released in 2008. 13 tracks imbuing the band’s tango/western blend with a touch of vampiric horror. Featuring fourteen of Australia’s finest instrumentalists, as well as vocals from Jane Sheldon and Mike Patton.
- The Count
- I Want Some Fun
- Dance Of The Dead
- Into The Castle
- L’Anima Sulle Sue Mani
- Oblivious (There’s Something Down There)
- The Chase
- Kiss Of Death
- When The Clock Strikes…
- Dracula Cha Cha
- The Vampire Sleeps
Review in The Sydney Morning Herald (9/8/08) by John Shand
If a mad mix of tango and cowboy music can be called “roots”, then Julian Curwin’s Tango Saloon moves away from them with this second album. Once again, however, Curwin doesn’t let a laugh get in the way of good music, ensuring that when he makes you smile, the piece withstands repeated listening.
There is a greater diversity of moods and textures in this CD’s sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes genuinely bewitching walk on the dark side, including Jane Sheldon’s disembodied voice and Curwin’s tremolando guitar on I Want Some Fun. That’s a world away from the Munsters-like diabolism of Transylvania, with its puffed-chest tuba and trombone. Accordion and viola lead Dance of the Dead closer to tango, and the tune is delightful, while the pantomime elements of The Chase give way to a truly ravishing little melody, and then a dash of King Crimson-like metallic brutality.