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Pure American Muscle Baby
Released: 2005, Perris Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
This is the debut album from former Circus of Power frontman Alex Mitchell. Raw and Rocking is the best way to describe this 12 song platter.
From the first track “Dance Little Suzy” to “Train Song #69” this is hard rock n roll with a helluva lot of energy. Mitchell’s rough and gritty vocals give it a bit of an AC/DC feel but kicked up a few notches. Guitar-wise there is some really great blues based riffs and rythmns especially on a track like “Just Another Mother”, it has that bit of classic Hendrix guitar sound in the back. A song like “Hot Lottie” is just a good time rocker with an extremely catchy chorus that sticks with you. This is one of the standout tracks on the disc along with “Secret Love” which has that old 60’s Brit Psychedelic groove happening. For all of you that are looking for the standard album ballad or two the closest you get is “Lonely, Fucked Up and Blue”. A really cool track with your not so typical lyric. It takes on a bit of a twist toward the end with a tempo change.
12 songs of driving Rn’R to kick you into gear.
01. Dance Little Suzy
02. Hot Lottie
03. Just another Mother
04. Secret Love
05. Children of the Midnight Sun
06. 99 Pounds of Soul
07. Candy Cane Girl
08. American Monster
09. Lonely, Fucked Up and Blue
10. Sweet Judy Brown
11. Man on the Hill
12. Train Song #69
Alex Mitchell (vocals)
Billy Tsounis, Steg Von Heintz (guitar)
Jon Sharkey (bass guitar) Tony Portillo (drums)
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