Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Shame On Me”

July 15, 2019 at 7:18 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Shame On Me” by The Bottle Rockets.

You’ve probably never heard of The Bottle Rockets, but they’re a band worth checking out. I bring to your attention “Shame On Me”, a song with a great sound and good lyrics.

The Bottle Rockets are a Missouri band that have been around since 1992. With thirteen albums including one live album and one accoustic, they have lots to choose from for those music hunters digging into discographies. “Shame On Me” appeared on their 2009 album Lean Forward.

The band features Brian Henneman and John Horton on guitar and vocals, Keith Voegele on bass and vocals, and Mark Ortmann on drums.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Last Time I Saw the Sun”

July 1, 2019 at 6:36 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “The Last Time I Saw the Sun” by The Dead Daisies.

The Dead Daisies is one of the bands I just stumbled across. It started with one song and it lead to another and another and next thing you know, I was plowing through their discography to see what all they had. Now they’re not a band who I can jam out to their entire album, but they have a lot of good songs scattered amongst their albums, like this one.

“Last Time I Saw The Sun” is from their third studio album Make Some Noise which came out in 2016. They’ve got three other albums you can check out with some good songs on all of them. The band’s lineup has changed over the years, but for Make Some Noise they had John Corabi on vocals, Doug Aldrich and David Lowy on guitar, Marco Mendoza on bass, and Brian Tichy on drums.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Keep On Swinging”

June 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Sometimes you find a good song but you don’t take the time to check out the album, let alone the band’s full discography. Then one day you do it and you find an absolute gem like this, “Keep On Swinging” by Rival Suns.

This version of “Keep On Swinging” is a live acoustic take on the studio track from their third album Head Down. Rival Sons has a lot of good songs, with a variety of styles. The Long Beach, CA band started in 2009 and currently has six studio albums. They’re formed by Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Mike Miley (drums) and Dave Beste (bass) who replaced the former bassist, Robin Everhart, who was on Head Down.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “The Message is Get Down”

June 17, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is Valley of the Sun “The Message is Get Down.”

I found this one via Joe Tavano over at RetroZap. In their Discord chat, Joe mention finding this album by Valley of the Sun. After checking it out, I found some songs I really liked, including this one. It’s off their 2014 album Electric Talons of the Thunder Hawk.

Valley of the Sun is a Cincinnati band featuring Ryan Ferrier on guitar and vocals, Aaron Boyer on drums, and Ryan McAllister on bass. They’ve got a couple albums so if you like the song, happy hunting.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “I’m a Man”

June 10, 2019 at 5:31 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “I’m a Man” by Black Strobe.

Muddy Waters sang it first, but Black Strobe gave it a new life. “I’m a Man” has a great beat, great vocals, and catchy lyrics that just plain work.

Black Strobe is a French band who has focused on electronic music. They’ve been around since 1997, but they didn’t put their first album out until 2007. Burn Your Own Church included the hit “I’m a Man” which was featured in Guy Ritchie’s film RocknRolla. While they don’t have much to choose from, as a music hunter, you only need one good song to make the cut.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Just Like A Woman”

June 3, 2019 at 8:25 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Just Like A Woman” by Little Caesar.

Sometimes you come across a song that’s good, and sometimes you come across one that’s epic. Little Caesar‘s “Just Like A Woman” floored me when I first heard it. It’s a soft rock song, but it has that magical sound to it that sets it apart from the hordes of crappy soft rock songs. The beat and lyrics are perfect.

Little Caesar is a band that doesn’t get radio play and just about no one has ever heard of them. Yet they’ve been around since 1989 and their first album hit 139 on The Billboard 200. They band is still going with eight albums in their discography (the last one being Eight which was released in 2018).

I’ve sampled some of their albums, and they’ve got some decent songs here and there, though overall it’s a bit of a dated 80’s rock sound. Their album Redemption was released in 2009. With just nine songs, and a formula that hasn’t really changed much, it would be easy to miss the gem that is song #9; “Just Like A Woman.”

If you like the song as much as I did, make sure to head on over to Amazon and buy it. It’s only $0.89. That’s a heck of a deal for a great song.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Born”

May 27, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Born” by Hugo.

Hugo Chakrabongse Levy, better known simply as Hugo, is a half-Thai, half-British, singer-songwriter with some royal heritage tracing back to King Rama V of Siam. I came across his music when I heard his version of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” Originally he started out as a teenager in the band Siplor and they released four studio albums, several of which were banned from the radio. He’s only done two albums as Hugo, and there’s good songs on each.

“Born” appears on Old Tyme Religion (2011). Other great songs from that album include “99 Problems”, “Hopelessly Stoned”, and “Bread & Butter.”

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “The Devil Takes Care of His Own”

May 21, 2019 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “The Devil Takes Care of His Own” by Band of Skulls.

Band of Skulls is an English band from Southhampton that started out as Fleeing New York before changing their name in 2008. Their first album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey was a solid album with a lot of good songs and a great sound. In 2012 they followed up with Sweet Sour which included the track “The Devil Takes Care of His Own.”

Russel Marsden is on guitar and vocals, Emma Richardson on bass and vocals, and Matt Hayward on drums. So far they have four albums with a new one set to come out in April (Love Is All Your Love).

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Them Shoes”

May 13, 2019 at 8:20 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Them Shoes” by Patrick Sweany.

Born in 1974 in Massillion, Ohio, Patrick Sweany is a guitarist and singer whose been peddling his muse since the late 1990’s. With twelve albums and a fluid line-up of band members, he hasn’t garnered much attention, at least none that I’ve ever heard of. However, this guy deserves it.

Patrick Sweany brings a sound that is a blast from the past. In 2007 he kicked out the album Every Hour is a Dollar Gone with the track “Them Shoes.” It sounds like a song straight out of the 60’s. The guitar is magnificent and mesmerizing. Enjoy.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Revival”

May 6, 2019 at 9:07 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Revival” by Thundermother.

Thundermother is a Swedish rock band out of Växjö (which calls itself the greenest city in Europe). They were founded in 2009 by Filippa Nässil and have had a varying lineup since then. The steady members of the band split in 2017, with two albums under the belts and in the middle of a tour. Filippa re-formed the band with her on guitar still, Guernica Mancini on vocals, Sara Pettersson on bass, and Emelie Johansson on drums. In 2018 they released their self-titled album Thundermother which includes the song “Revival”.

“Revival” is a rock song with some AC/DC sounding riffs that just catches my ear. I love it. There’s some good songs on the album, but another one in particular worth checking out is “Survival Song”.

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