Unworldly Beauty – Springbok Nude Girls
Unworldly Beauty – Springbok Nude Girls (The clue is in the title)
‘Unworldly Beauty’ is one of the Springbok Nude Girl’s quieter songs. It begins with a laid back, semi-mournful trumpet led intro that has a slight 70’s feel to it and it returns to this riff throughout the song. Theo Crous’ guitar is kept in check by some lush orchestral arrangements which prevents the song from being too noisy for your mum to like.
The song was one of the stand out tracks on the Nude Girl’s 2001 offering ‘Relaxzor’ which featuring the production skills of Kevin Shirley, a local lad who had worked with the likes of the Black Crowes, Aerosmith and Iron Maiden. It’s not quite a power ballad and it’s not a full on rock track. It seems to fit snugly between the two in a sort of Nirvana meets the Counting Crows in Herb Alpert’s lounge kind of way.
The Nude Girls certainly knew how to rock hard when they wanted to, but they were also very adept at slowing things down slightly as ‘Unworldly Beauty’ shows.
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