Title: Songs for Sinners
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2007
Blue Suede Bombers are New Jersey's number one rock 'n' roll band. That is what it says in the publicity blurb. We like to see a band show confidence in their music so the Bluesbunny thought it would be worth taking a listen to their new album "Songs for Sinners".
Now there is nothing fancy about these recordings. Just three guys staying true to the music that they love. They play with exuberance and energy. Come to think of it, most of the songs also hark back to simpler times. It takes them a couple of tracks to build up a head of steam but they manage a steamroller of a song in "Just My Luck". We get a similarly feisty performance in "Juke Joint". Shaun Cooney's surprisingly grungy guitar just keeps punching its way out of the speakers. The reverb gets turned up for "She-Devil" and made us think that these guys are not as clean living as we might otherwise have thought. Rounding off the album is a spirited cover of "Trouble".
As the saying goes, it does what it says on the tin. "Songs for Sinners" is unlikely to be popular at church social events but for the rest of us who like it simple and loud these songs will do just fine. Whilst it could hardly be classed as innovative, we have to admit that we actually enjoyed listening to this album as it proved to be a quite decent antidote to the sterility of chart music. It also gave us a strange urge to buy a '57 T-Bird. You can get it from CD Baby. No idea where you would get a '57 T-Bird though which is probably just as well.
September 18, 2007
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