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PENNYBLACKMUSIC review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

Fantastic blues/soul rock on second album from Buffalo, New York-based group, Handsome Jack Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the Buffalo Killers, “Do What Comes Naturally” is the latest offering from Handsome Jack and features Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on hammond organ. Packaged in a beautiful double album type card CD case with […]

BLURT review of The BLOODHOUNDS “Let Loose!”

Their ages belie it, but the members of the Bloodhounds remember good ol’ rock & roll. Or at least that’s the indication on the East L.A. quartet’s debut album Let Loose! The band reaches back to the pre-psychedelic days of 50s R&B and 60s garage rock, sticking in the main to the classic two guitars/bass/drums […]

SPACE CITY ROCK review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

The album ends with an unexpected one-two punch; first, there’s a stellar cover of the Four Tops’ classic “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” which holds tight to the heartfelt soul of the original while grinding down the song’s edge to something that’s more jagged and roughened. Collins and company come off like distant cousins to […]

PENNYBLACKMUSIC review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

The energy that Collins and his band (producer Jim Diamond on bass and electric guitar, Eddie Baranek on electric guitar and David Shettler on drums supplementing Collins’ own rhythm guitar playing) display through this album is breathtaking. The band storm through the songs. Even on tracks like ‘With a Girl Like You’ where Collins and […]

MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

New York Blues Rockers prove Gene Simmons wrong. According to part-time rocker and full-time self promoter Gene Simmons “rock is dead”. The legendary Kiss bassist also pointed out that it’s not been a quick death either. A slow painful demise over the past decade. He blames record companies, file-sharing, downloads etc etc. Whether he is […]