With Bad Company and Free as primary touchstones here this is the most fun you can have without digging out your old bell bottom pants. The immense closer Living Live on the Edge is about as good as Classic Rock gets.
Time to lose yourself and escape from reality courtesy of these five new Rock and Roll gems.
Ryan Hamilton – Personal Holiday
Another slice of summery pop from Ryan Hamilton in advance of a more fully formed collection to be released later in the year. Written about escaping the day-to-day nightmares of battling through a mental illness, realizing a ride down a highway to paradise would be what the doctor ordered.
Sweet Crisis – Ain’t Got Soul
If you haven’t already done so, take a moment to add these ’70s Cambridge rockers to your hot list of bands to watch. Their latest, “Ain’t Got Soul,” features Pink Floyd guitars, driving grooves, and catchy melodies. In short, everything you love about music all in one song.
Crazy Lixx – Anthem For America
Sleeze-Glam maestros Crazy Lixx are back again celebrating America as only they can. This one will take you right back to Guns ‘N’ Roses era Sunset Strip in the blink of an ear. Don’t over think this one, simply enjoy.
The Temperance Movement – You Fool No One
With Deep long-time Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice sitting in, there is a hint of early Cram on this song that bodes well for a proper full-length record later in the year.
Hayley and the Crushers – She Drives
Part Punk-Pop and part surf band Hayley and the Crushers would have been a perfect band in any of the ’60s beach movies.