“All I Need Is a Cigarette To Keep My Cool” and Other Rock and Roll Truths by The Sleepers

comeback-special.jpgThe SleepersComeback Special
Pravda Records

Ever since I first heard Push It Nationwide by The Sleepers I have been a fan. As soon as I opened that CD and saw the pictures of guitars and amps set up in the studio I knew these guys from Chicago got it. Nice, sleazy rock and roll about lost loves, drinking away your troubles, smoking cigarettes and rocking out with attitude is what these guys are all about and things have only gotten better with their latest release Comeback Special.

With songs like Loaded, Filthy Ways, She Is My Drinking Problem and Jailbait you know where these boys are coming from and it ain’t pretty but man does it make for great listening. Tommy Richied has that great sneering vocal sound that melds perfectly with the dirty, Stonesy guitar sound that they pump out. Once again I have a hard time picking favourites from the 12 tracks as they all resonate with me so I tend to listen to the whole CD from start to finish which is not always the case with a lot of CDs out there but is the way it should be. Raw, dirty, sarcastic and yet always with a hook, Comeback Special is meant to be played loud any time of the day or night and preferably in the company of friends. First rate rock and roll for those who understand what it is all about. Highly recommended.

Check them out on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thesleepersband or at www.sleepersonline.com

Mark