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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

“CARNABY STREET SEES THE RETURN OF ROCK AND ROLL”


Carnaby Street gets a great review on the music blog Rock Guitar Daily, where writer Tony Conley presents a track-by-track rundown of the whole album.

Here are a few quotes:

“Carnaby Street may have been where Des Barres grew up, but he hasn’t grown up much – he’s still the coolest guy on any street he walks down, even with a blazing band chasing him every step of the way. This sounds like a great mash up of Bowie’s Spiders, The Faces, and every band that ever made us American kids wonder what was in the water over there. This song rocks, rocks, then rocks some more.”

“Sugar is a brilliant example of how a band can re-till the soil of rock and R&B without ever sounding stale, or tired. Schermerhorn sounds like he’s been waiting to make a record like this all his life, and once again, Des Barres busts out with a bridge that turns the song on its ear and turns your lust to love – this might the fattest, sweetest groove I’ve heard all year.”

“Des Barres bares his punk pedigree on Little Latin Lover - this is what the New York Dolls comeback should have sounded like. MDB has finally got his ass in gear and produced a record that’s on par with his always large skill-set. This flat out moves.”

Read the whole review at rockguitardaily.blogspot.com.

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