Providence Rockers Deliver
Robert W McDade | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Providence's Amazing Royal Crowns (now Amazing Crowns) provide a CD full of their best and most punchy hits. I first heard and saw the group when they opened for the Bosstones (with Honkeyball -- what a show!). When their first CD was released a few months later I eagerly snapped it up, but was worried that the frenetic level of musicianship and energy they had in their live set might not have translated well to their recorded work. I was in for quite a surprise...The energy is all there, especially on "Do the Devil", "1965 GTO" and "Swimming in Drinks". The songs do rock hard, but they also have great musical hooks and awesome rhythm section backing up the guitars and vocals. It is rare to find a CD these days that does not have filler songs or some tracks that are just "ok". This is one of those rare few.If you are looking for some great punk-a-billy or just something that rocks but does not sound like just all the other new-punk groups, check out this CD. You will not be sorry."
STILL LOYAL to the ROYAL
D.J. KevDog (Kevin Williams) | Apple Valley, CA United States | 10/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, someone in a different review stated that the release "Royal" was just a re-release of the first and self-titled cd with the song order changed around. That is completely false! "Royal" is full of completely new and original material. If you like high energy rockabilly with a dash of Reverend Horton Heat, The Ramones, The Cramps, and Johnny Cash, then I highly recommend getting your greasy palms on BOTH of the cd's from this gone-but-not-forgotten band. I understand that they were forced to disband after a bitter legal battle over the name of the band, which basically left them broke. Fortunately they were allowed to keep the "AMAZING" portion of their name, because they really are that!. But do yourself a favor and give them a listen. Both of their cd's are in constant rotation in my player, and that's coming from a So-Cal D.J. with over 1000 discs.
The Amazing Royal Crowns.....Rest In Grease"
earthdog | USA | 05/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I seen these guys open up for the reverend horton heat and they blew me away! The cd is great too. Be carefull listening while driving you may get a speeding ticket!"