The Deadbeats – Long Hard Nights LP/CD

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The Deadbeats are from Finspång in Sweden and have been around for some years now. They recorded their first self-titled CD in 1999, followed by two 7″singles, before they now returned with their new album, Long Hard Nights. The Deadbeats have specialized their style round Traditional Rock with a lot of influences from the 70`s. I will call their style Groovy Traditional Rock with a dose of everything from Hellacopters, The Angels, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kiss. What impress me most with releases like this, is that it sounds so real and down to earth. All kinds of technical equipment is put a bit on the side, and with vocals, drums, guitars, bass and hammond, The Deadbeats prove that it`s still possible to make quality rock music. The twelve songs on this CD really make my feet moving from the very first moment with the opener State Of Shock. But at the same time I get a relaxing cool feeling when I listen to their songs. It`s something about their style who is a bit laid back, but still very entertaining and cool. Vocalist and guitarist Andreas Axelsson has a cool voice and make a great mood into the songs, just listen to Mr Brokenhearted and Putting Out My Fire. To pick out favorite tracks from this album is very hard because I like all the songs, but with killer songs like Perfect World, Too Late To Save and Same Damn Thing, I think they show great talent in both instrumental performing and songwriting. A must-have album for fans of seventies rock, so check out The Deadbeats, with Long Hard Nights!

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