|Thunderbird Motel - 'Rockit Til The Wheels Fall Off' (Self Released)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Sunday, 25 April 2010 05:00|
Hailing from Seattle, Washington and being influenced by industry heavyweights like The Who, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd, this eight track short album - or long EP depending on how you look at it - has a sound that is bluesy hard rock with an obvious nod towards 70's rock.
There's a jamming feel to proceedings on set opener 'Black Eye' then the rest pretty much follows suit with well worn riffs being played in a similar vein throughout, pretty much. 'Borrowed Time' has a touch of classic 'DC in the riff and, although sounding a little chaotic in arrangement, I like it. 'Hellraiser' is up next and again follows in a similar style but the 'whoo wap' b/vox are lifted straight off 'Who Are You' by The Who and it's not even subtle.
There are some decent songs on here like 'Red Dress', with its Keith Richards lick, which is head and shoulders the best track on offer. It does show potential here and there but it's style over substance and if the songs were 10% more original and less blues workout Thunderbird Motel might have a winner on their hands.