3/03/2011

WATTS: "One Below The All Time Low" & "On The Dial"

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Watts "make a superb retro rock ‘n’ roll racket," says Rob Forbes (Leicester Bangs). A dynamic four-piece aptly named for the gentleman drummer of the Rolling Stones, Watts' sound combines all the best elements of '70s glam, old school punk, new wave, British Invasion and straight up rock-n-roll to create a timeless amalgam that is at once familiar and fresh. The band was recently named one of 2008's "Bands You Must Hear" by the UK's Classic Rock magazine, and their latest record, "One Below The All Time Low," has been receiving raves from critics worldwide since its release in September 2007.
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''One Below The All Time Low" is never less than loud, proud and intelligent. It's a hugely satisfying treat for anyone still in love with classic US pop-rock and enough to quicken even the most jaded fan's pulse. -Whisperin' and Hollerin'
Watts is a very cool four-piece from Boston who manage to let their classic rock and roll influences like The Stones and the Cars mutate with the sounds of the Strokes and the Clash for a wonderfully rough but harmonic blast of rock and roll. -The Rock And Roll Report
A riot of early ’70s Stones-style garagey riffs, all rip-roaring and ready to raise hell. -The Metro

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This is how rock albums should sound. No posturing, no excess, just proper songs played with ballsy abandon...these guys make a superb retro rock ‘n’ roll racket. -Leicester Bangs
They may have nicked their moniker from the surname of reclusive Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, but this Boston foursome is a lot less gentlemanly, and a lot more loud. The band members do have one thing in common with their namesake, though: They too play in a band built on a bedrock of riff-powered songs that have as much to do with swagger as they do melody. Watts also stoke the twin-engine guitar charge of Keith Richards and Ron Wood, although gruff-voiced singer-guitarist Dan Kopko sings better than both, and lead axe John Blout’s tough, blistering solos are closer in spirit to the knotty workouts of AC/DC’s Angus Young (songs like “Afterburn’’ are ripped right from the “Highway to Hell’’ playbook). Add to the stew a sweetening sprinkle of Cheap Trick’s rock candy, a helping of KISS’s cartoon glam, and a sturdy rhythm section to stir the pot (Neighborhoods/Dirty Truckers drummer Johnny Lynch and bassist Craig LaPointe), and you’ve got a failsafe recipe for an album that sounds like a night on the town. Sure, old-fashioned workouts like “Dancehall Days & Nights’’ tap an ancient vein that began with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and has mainlined through a billion garage-rock bands ever since; but that’s the addictive, enduring genius of the stuff. Yes, we’ve heard it before. And yes, we want to hear it again. Just ask Charlie Watts. - Jonathan Perry

8 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

No downloads ! Support Real Rock'n'roll ! Buy it please !

Anonyme a dit…

just so great

PAT@KING.com

5beers

Anonyme a dit…

saw WATTS last year here in Boston at the International Pop Overthrow series of shows, and they were AWESOME!! They did a killer version of the Angels classic Aussie song "No Secrets', so they get BIG props for being cool enough to cover that one!!!! jim

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

The SOTD crew thanks Watts to send their stuff to the blog!

Capitain Poon a dit…

This band are amazing, R'n'R for definition. Cheers Patrick, Rock on!!

Anonyme a dit…

Ok ok n'en jetez plus, le CD est commandé !!! Après tout ça, si on n'a pas envie d'écouter, hein...
Belle pochette en plus.
Aplouche Mr MR
Anonymoussalex

Anonyme a dit…

Marrant, voir excellent, le message reçu pour dire que le CD était parti... Bonne boîte apparemment...

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MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

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Derek Shivers qui a crée CD Baby à partir de rien a revendu sa Cie pour 22 millions de dollars en 2008!
Cet argent a été investi dans l"éducation musicale !
D. Shivers ou un capitalisme à visage humain !
lire ici:
http://sivers.org/trust
et là
http://www.wired.com/listening_post
Même si certaines choses ont changé, ses successeurs semblent vouloir conserver l' état esprit qu'a su insufflé Shivers à CD Baby !