Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Wildcat

As I sit and listen to their disc for the 3rd or 4th time, it still feels like I'm sitting in a small rehearsal space, riding the rawness and intensity of the "live" vibe. The Wildcat is riff-bluesy-rock in the vein of The Black Keys (plus a bassist).

Clearly students of Zepplin, the Stones, and the like, The Wildcat is the self-titled, 3rd album from these California rockers. In 16 tracks, The Wildcat takes you from melody to honky tonk, to blues to rock. Their music heavily focuses on the instrumental side of the song, but the lyrics and melody work most perfectly with the riff-rock on standout tracks; such as Overdrive, Where the Wind Blows, The Wildcat, and Still Shimmyin', Chained.

Overall its a solid listen you'll enjoy, if you're a fan of the genre.

RATING: 3.5 of 5 stars

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