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Classic Rockers, Fall 2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by 30daysout

        

The fall is here and the time is right for dancin’ to the sounds of some classic rock.   A handful of new releases (and one older one) are here for your perusal today. 

Let’s start with The Cosmos Rocks by Queen + Paul Rodgers, as they are calling themselves.  Of course, you know Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and since 2005 the remaining group members (Brian May, guitar; Roger Taylor, drums) have been performing with singer Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company).  The Cosmos Rocks kinda sounds like Queen, kinda sounds like Bad Company, and it’s a pretty good effort.  “Cosmos Rockin’,” which kicks off the album, indeed rocks, as does the single “C-Lebrity” (written by Roger Taylor and with background vocals from the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins).   One of my favorites is “Call Me,” a loping country-rock goof with a lead guitar part lifted straight out of “Killer Queen.”  Rodgers fits right in with this band, the album is great – we shall see them on tour later this fall.

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