Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rocket From the Crypt|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
This punk-influenced San Diego rave-up outfit regularly tosses glorious, sweaty, bar band-slamming rock Armageddon at its live audiences with chaotic rapture and alcohol-fueled showmanship. Getting it on record, on the oth... more »
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This punk-influenced San Diego rave-up outfit regularly tosses glorious, sweaty, bar band-slamming rock Armageddon at its live audiences with chaotic rapture and alcohol-fueled showmanship. Getting it on record, on the other hand, has always been a beguiling challenge for John Reis, a.k.a. Speedo, and his motley band of musical miscreants. A major part of the fun in Rocket from the Crypt's music, however, as well as RFTC the album, has more to do with the insolence of the very attempt itself. On raucous numbers like "Break It Up," the band clearly flourishes, with the song's fiery, infectious groove and anthemic refrain skipping rocks over your speaker parts. The best way to gauge Rocket from the Crypt's album-to-album success? Let it rip in a room full of people and watch how popular you suddenly become. --Matthew Cooke
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A DAMN fine record.
sc_demandred | Irvine, CA USA | 03/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tell ya what, folks, when it's sunny out, this is the record I throw into my deck and crank when I head to work. A great album for a 23 mile commute, RFTC kicks off with the rockin' "Eye on You" and won't let go.Rocket are at their best on RFTC. "Panic Scam", "When in Rome" and "Back in the Stand" have awesome riffs, keeping your head nodding and your booty shakin. The slower songs like "Break it Up" and "Let's get Busy" are no less raucous with lyrics that impart all that's good ( and bad ) about life and love.It's too bad Rocket doesn't get more radio play; they're better than half the weak bands out there today. I can't reccommend this cd (or Scream, Dracula, Scream!) highly enough."
A great sound yet to be duplicated
brad7749 | Rego Park, NY United States | 09/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine if the Specials met the Bay City Rollers while in tour with Black Sabbath. The spawn of this union would be Rocket From the Crypt. The band has a deep sound : horns, a thumping bass line and dueling guitars. RFTC is a mature piece - more polished than Scream Dracula Scream or Circa Now - but just as invigorating. If RFTC keeps putting out alblums like this, sign me up for the fan club."
Cool and retro with a little rock-a-billy
blackholesun | ontario, Canada | 05/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rocket From The Crypt is the best thing to come out of San Diego ever! These guys give ever ounce of rock and roll strength through their instruments and this album once again proves that Rocket From The Crypt are pioneers in the music age of the past decade and only time will tell the truth of these guys greatness in their music style and writing. The first song starts right off the bat with backing up vocals with chick Holly GoLightly called 'Eye on You' and then after that the vintage guitar riff of an old blues slide telling you the album is going to an virtual rock and roll freak show! The tracks 3 and 4 are more punkier tunes that last around a minute and a half to two minutes (I Know)(Panic Scam). Then the song goes into another great track (Made For You) and next a slow song of a woman's lasting kiss witch only sounds good when done by Rocket From The Crypt (Lipstick). The next 7 songs go the same way and the album stands on a new ground for Rocket From The Crypt since their last album - SCREAM DRACULA SCREAM was an absolute classic! This album is a really good listen and if you haven't even heard of this band than I suggest you get some tracks to listen to because you won't be disappointed in this bands view of rock and roll MAYHEM!"