“Live And Loud At The Junction”
What is rock n roll? In my experience, there’s two ways that contemporary bands answer this question. Either they superficially try to replicate a sound from the past, or they take the spirit of the pioneers Presley, Lewis, Berry, Penniman, Domino etc and twist the spirits into something new. This, I am happy to say, is the direction taken by Crooked Little Sons in this absolute banger of a live album, in which the dancing demons of Elvis, Jerry Lee, Chuck and Richard are blasted through a punk rock prism right into the present.
I haven’t yet seen the band live, but if this live album is a true record of their live show then it must be something special to behold right down to the uber-cool almost-no-space-betwen-numbers – a classic stage device used by everyone from Jerry Lee to The Ramones. It all rages by fast and the band diplays incredible tightness. It’s all tastily engineered by Rich Robinson…More please!