Train to Nowhere is somewhat reminiscent of a Bad Company number that they never got around to either record or write! The Hollerin’ Sluggers know how to construct a song and deliver it powerfully without going overboard; no false economies here and there is no sight of a synth (fortunately) anywhere. This is ballsy music made for all to enjoy. True music as the maestros of this genre performed back in the heady days of the 70’s.
‘Shut Up And Dance’ is a song for our times with powerful lyrics and revivalist rock that sets The Hollerin’ Sluggers apart from others; take in that percussion and listen to those guitars inter-weaving with the vocals, outstanding!
That harp on ‘Hush Hoggies’ would not be amiss on an early Yardbirds’ track, but the guys have, again, made this their very own and the guitar work that follows would easily please the likes of Mick Taylor. Harp The Hollerin’ Sloggers Sing!
The other tracks are of the same high standard, so listen out for that acoustic guitar playing and you’ll know that this is a band that has no bounds.
Many might aspire to such a recording, but they would have had to be highly disciplined and dedicated musos to come out with anything like this. This is an album of musical intuitiveness and not one of contrivance.
Grab this album while you can and in years to come you can tell your grandchildren how real music sounded!
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