Artist: The Lu Silver String Band
Album: Rock’n’Roll is Here to Stay
Release Date: 25th of November 2019
Released via Go Down Records
Cover Artwork © Go Down Records, 2019
After my last ride into some real special artform (remember the [BOLT]-article?) I just needed some good and easy to listen to music, and, spoiler, I found something. The Lu Silver String Band from Cesena, Italy gave me exactly what I was looking for. Nice old-school Rock riffs, pleasant voices, and the feeling of coming home somehow. While listening to the songs it felt as if I knew all of them already. There was a little bit of the Beatles in here, a little bit of Stones there, a little bit of The Kinks and a little bit of glam à la T.Rex. Luke and his guys made me shake my head, move my feet and close my eyes. I know, I know, I’m using real big names here, but that’s the best way to compare and to give you an idea of the sound.
So the album starts with “It’s difficult” – There are forward-going drums and two powerchords in the pauses of the vocals leading into a nice boogie chorus. I love the guitar solo here, it’s not too technical, but you get the right feeling there. All in all, a great start into the album. “Hard Road” takes us away with it’s swinging groove, another great chorus, and a fuzzy solo. Girls, Jukebox, Cigarettes and a hard road to travel… Sometimes you don’t need more.
“I Got You” reminds me of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” with its little acoustic lick – another big name – and in fact, the songs don’t have much in common, but this little lick. “No More Time” catches me with its deep and organic bass drum. It sounds simply natural. I also like the guitar sound and the mix in total. Good work, really! “In A Broken Dream” gives us some Floydish chord changes – in the beginning. “Reputation” has got a riff that gives me a little Cat-Scratch-Fever and “The Sky Turns Blue” is the acoustic ballad every good album needs.
Although there are all the other names now in the review, you always know it’s the Lu Silver String Band. They found their own way, and that’s something special.
I will keep an eye on this band, and next time, please use some cowbells. 😉
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Strong 7 / 10
As usual, we added the favorite track(s) to our Transcended Review Playlist 2020.