Bobby & Laurie

Exposiac

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Although Bobby & Laurie made their primary impact on the mid-'60s Australian scene with heavily Beatles/early British Invasion-influenced rock, by the time of their third and last album, they were moving in a decidedly country & western direction. Exposiac is a somewhat odd and tentative affair, as it seems that in their heart the duo wanted to leave rock for country, but some traces of their background remained nonetheless. Sometimes they sound like a more country-inclined Everly Brothers, yet "Every Second Day" (a 1966 single) is a tense, somewhat garage-psychedelic-flavored number. Whether intentionally or not, some of the most country-indebted material has a melodramatic cowboy feel that comes off as a bit campy. Though they may have been following their musical hearts, frankly it's not as good as their earlier more pop/rock-directed efforts, and while "Every Second Day" is the LP's least typical track, it's also the best.