Cats and Dogs was the fourth album by never knowingly not wasted duo Royal Trux. It blends the experimental isn't of their previous work with an increasing song driven the Rolling Stones influence. In fact the 'Trux often come across as a kind of mutant 'Stones, taking their classic rock 'n' roll churn to far out sonic places.
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6/10 Penrith Steve 15th July 2015
When Royal Trux are good, they're amazing. Here, they're okay but not great. "Cats & Dogs" is their fourth album and comes after some epic experimentation on "Twin Infinitives" and a more song driven self-titled album. "Cats & Dogs" does a bit of both. There are songs such as "Flag" with slide guitar and pounding beat that more-or-less typified their sound, then there's "Friends" which is a guitar solo over studio noise. "Turn Of The Century" comes off like an extreme version of a countrified Rolling Stones song. I've always thought Royal Trux main influence were The Rolling Stones, but they take what the Stones did to weirder, more druggy places. This isn't their best by a long way -"Thank You" or "Accelerator" are the ones to go for.
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