Review of Adam West "Right On!" CD in Heckler - March 2003
Adam West "Right On!" CD (Telegraph Company)
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. As you pursue the CD racks at your favorite local music joint, you come across this album cover featuring a picture of a bikini clad female, a picture clearly taken during the 70's, as she straddles the front end of a decked out Harley motorcycle. As she looks out over her shoulder you can easily tell that there won't be any concerto strings on this bad boy. Adam West, hailing out of the nationšs capitol, combine the early rock sensibilities of the Stooges with rock n roll elements of bands like Zeke to take the listener on a nitro fueled extravaganza of speed filled retro goodness. Sometimes sounding like freaked out Misfits, lead man Jake Starr sings on record as if he were pounding it out live. It wouldn't surprise me at all if you told me these songs were all done in one take. The groove of songs like Swagger and Piece of Ass place this band smack dab in the American psyche of the new rock revival. They lack the classic rock appeal of many of their Swedish counterparts, but more than make up for it in their garage band appeal. Are you looking for the soundtrack to your next biker rally? Look no further.
-Che Brooks, Heckler, March 2003
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