There is a mountain of incredible music out there that deserves to be covered but while I was surfing around for breakfast this morning I managed to find this new release from one of my favourite bands who I have covered on site here before. There are bands that have it, there are bands that come close as they have it but don’t quite use it to the full, and there are bands like Limozine who have it, know just what to do with it and man they really do hit out with it. Limozine are a full blown garage rock’n’roll band who are most definitely inspired by The Cramps, The Ramones and The Stooges. What more does one need anyway?
We all know that, generally, all forms of new music are just a whole pile of old styles thrown into a mixing pot, which is then stirred and blended while adding additional spices and condiments. Limozine take gratuitous doses of punk and rock n’ roll, mix them up into a truly intoxicating and unique format, before punching and snarling out of the mixing pot.
Singer Dean and guitarist Johnny are originally from the Midlands. They met in Coventry in the legendary Cabin Recording Studios through record producer Paul Sampson. Both heavily influenced by wild psychotic debris of previous rock eras, Dean and Johnny formed Limozine and began creating a rock n’ roll sound for the present. A few months later bassist Karl and drummer Tim joined the band.
One would think that recording studios would be more likely breeding grounds for competition rather than collaboration. However, when it comes to West London’s Limozine, it all started in Coventry at the Cabin Recording Studios where Dean (Vocals) and Johnny Zero (Guitar) met through a mutual friend.
It is also not often true that drinking brings about brilliant ideas, but Limozine, once again, makes the exception. After some late night drinking Dean and Johnny discovered their shared passion and respect for acts like The Cramps, ACDC, The Stooges and The Ramones. Using their idols for inspiration they began Limozine in the effort to bring about their own version of a punk rock album.
Writing their 11-track debut, Car Crash Casino, in 2005 and recording and mixing the album in eight days, it wasn’t until 2007 that they saw it’s official release. A year later, Johnny’s close friends, Tim (Drums) and Karl (Bass), saw Limozine live and were so gripped by the project they couldn’t help getting in on the action. And so, the two-piece doubled and today’s Limozine was born.
It is sad that in this part of the world we are saying goodbye to summer and hello fall but really, isn’t summer just s state of mind? OK I am getting delusional as I could never convince myself of that while shoveling snow off my car in February so let’s just allow these great tracks from bands and artists who are either unsigned or signed to smaller indie record labels entertain us with their amazing music.
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- Electric by Lost Without Cause– Buy at
- Junkie Girlfriend by Limozine– Buy at
- Solar by The Black Cherry Group
- Stars by Renegade Ride– Buy at
- Interstellar by Zagnutt
- Behind Every Set by The Freddie Long Band– Buy at
- No Longer Mulling by The Foyer– Buy it at
- Doorman by Halo Stereo– Buy it at
- Too Hard Too Cold by The Tender Box– Buy it at
- Coming Back Around by Bernadette Sebastiani
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