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CD Review: The Love Dimension “Create and Consume”

Formed in the Bay Area of San Francisco, the band called The Love Dimension seems to encompass the whole spirit of the 1960s and their music definitely shows that. The band creates a sound that includes many different genres of rock and roll including straight-out rock, psychedelic rock, surf rock, even a little garage rock. The band’s many different influences create a solid sound that borrows from many different sounds but still sounds very cohesive…and just a little dated as the band’s sound feels like it could have fit in with the bands that were around at the time of Woodstock and just a little bit after that, as well.

The Love Dimension is a band that consists of Jimmy Dias – vocals, guitar; Celeste Obomsawin – vocals, percussion; Devin Farney – vocals, keys; Sonny Pearce – drums, percussion; Tommy Anderson – bass as well as Kyle DeMartini. Having already released several albums worth of music and several standalone singles as well, The Love Dimension is currently promoting their newest release. The 2014 album from The Love Dimension is called Create and Consume.

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CD Review: Son of the Sun “Almost Not There”

Having just listened to the newest CD from the band Son of the Sun entitled Almost Not There, I cannot believe that I’ve never heard of this band earlier. As it stands, I have become a fan of both the band and their music. With how strong this release is, I just wish that the Almost Not There CD had more than just six songs.

Son of the Sun is a band that contains five talented musicians, each of which help to create the band’s original and creative garage rock music. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Zak Ward, guitarist/keyboardist Joseph Stocker, guitarist Jeremy Franklin, Steve Matthews on bass and drummer Brandon Delmont. It is this groups of musicians that make the album of Almost Not There sound as good as it does.

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CD Review: Satan’s Pilgrims “Psychsploitation”

It was back in 1992 that the band Satan’s Pilgrims was formed in Portland, Oregon. It was at that point that the members of the band came together to form a band to create new music in the style of the Surf Rock from back in the sixties. In the time since then, the band has created many releases, including a “Best Of” release.

Satan’s Pilgrims recently went back into the studio to create the 2009 release Psychsploitation. With this new album, the quintet has created a release of instrumental rock that contains thirteen tracks. Once again, Satan’s Pilgrims takes many influences from bands like The Ventures, The Wailers and many other garage bands and surf-rock bands and creates some of the best instrumental rock from any rock band in the United States today.

When creating their retro sound, Satan’s Pilgrims (who are Dave Pilgrim on guitar, sitar, organ, percussion; Scott Pilgrim on electric guitar; John Pilgrim on electric bass; Bobby Pilgrim on electric guitar; and Ted Pilgrim on drums) use guitars and other instruments that were used back forty years ago and are basically considered out of date. These instruments help the band achieve the exact sound they are looking for.

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CD Review: Len Price 3 – Pictures (Wicked Cool Records)

len price 3Shades of the Klassic 60’s Kinks and the early Who! Mod powerhouse band the Len Price 3 have scored big time with their third album. With most of the bands who brought the energy back to rock and roll in the late ’90’s/early-00’s having disbanded or entering an extended rest period, the Len Price 3 have stepped up to the plate and decided to keep true rock and roll fans sated by releasing a new CD filled with the high energy rock and roll of the days of yore accented and beefed up with a modern sound that rocks as hard as Brock Lesnar’s right hand. Gut-punishing bass and powerhouse drumming accent a plethora of dirty, sleazy, and gritty guitar sounds to create rock and roll as visceral and powerful as anything I’ve heard in a long while.

Notice that the label releasing this disc is the marvelous Wicked Cool, which has ties to Little Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s band and the Underground Garage radio show (not to mention he played one bad fella in the HBO show The Sopranos) which means it is sanctioned by one of the last true warriors of rock and roll so you know it has to be good, right? Get this if you are a fan of raucous rock and roll as these boys deliver! In fact, search out this band’s earlier releases for a little more of the same. You won’t go wrong with whatever disc you end up buying. Sure, it may sound the same, but you don’t mess with perfection and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it etc. etc. Are you still reading this drivel? Pick this disc up now and be a part of the rebirth of rock!