Rock City Seven – Rock City Angels
I like this band. A lot. Songs like “Sitting in the Sun” and “November” evoke the most positive sides of artists like Paul Westerberg, Tom Petty, Wilco and The Hold Steady. The writing is first-rate, and the musicianship is outstanding.
However, the real story of this release is the epic “Rock City Angels”. The hooks are undeniable; the riffs are righteous, and the story is one of a revolution that is begging to be televised. The colossal narrative of this piece has the super-hero theatrics of Kiss, the operatic motion of Bat Out of Hell and the bravado of Iggy Pop.
Buy it, like now, not like later. And turn it up. Very up. Do you have a car? Get a car. Listen to it in your car. Loud, like really loud.