Album Review: The Jokers – Rock & Roll Is Alive

Friends, I like and even before the first sounds of the second Jokers plate penetrate this cover to the ear, has the visual impression of the cover already aroused some expectations! This muscular Doctor in Mad Max-Style, of the emerges from a grave between the grave stones of Jimi Hendrix and Bon Scott, somehow become the meat Eddi Iron Maiden recalls and easily pass as a Marvel hero would. Must there something about the Music Of „The Jokers“ be said? Hell yeah! The bluesy Hard Rock is actually exactly between the guitar god Hendrix and the hard rockin ' Blues von AC/DC angesiedelt. Not too soft, not too heavy. With the music of „The Jokers“ quarrels not be long, but immediately comes entirely on the taste. Your polynuclear rock'n'roll goes directly into the abdomen and legs, has groove and blues and shines with great melodies and powerful riffs.

The Jokers - Rock & Roll Is Alive

The Jokers the brothers Paul and Simon Hurst (Guitar and Bass), Chris Poole (drums) and singer and frontman Wane Parry. Their debut album „The Big Rock’n Roll Show“ appeared 2009 and reached within a few months amazing sales figures. The disc was in July 2009 by the British magazine „Powerplay“ voted album of the month and was generally praised for its great quality. It was followed by countless shows in dingy clubs and dubious dives, who had only one goal for the four musicians: to make The Jokers known and artistically to grow. „We are a hard-toiling band, so much playing as possible and thereby constantly learns“, explains Paul Hurst. „With us is everything Ehrlich and authentic, Our goal is: succeed and make people happy.“

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will be happy the fans of this fabulous band certainly with the latest Silberling „Rock’n Roll Is Alive“. With this name, the album has indeed not get a particularly original name, but with authentic, classical and brawny rock music demands that no one. No wonder, that these hot and hungry Boy Band from Liverpool brings everything, what constitutes honest and authentic rock music: In a country like England, in the long tradition of legendary groups like The Who, Free, Mott The Hoople, The Faces and Led Zeppelin speaks for itself, is annotated 2013 the breeding ground for young promising formations continue almost ideal. The band has worked with producer Andy Macpherson (Eric Clapton, The Who, Barclay James Harvest, The Buzzcocks) a really dirty piece rock'n'roll bagged.

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The Jokers 'Rock and Roll Is Alive' The Junction, Cambridge, UK

Convincing the eleven numbers of the new disc. Songs like the wonderfully grooving opener „Silver City“, based on the refined arpeggio guitar „radio“, What kind of zz top, a pinch of Kiss and shot Heaven's Basement includes and deliberately oriented Free „Find My Way Home“ are important cornerstones of the album. „Of course, we could continue to develop as a band and composers through the many concerts“, would be Paul Hurst, „in our debut we were financially and artistically still significantly limited, this time with Andy, we had a producer, who believed in us and said,: ‚Do not worry about the cost, you only pay as much as you can afford it. '“ have Spread over nearly two years „The Jokers“ five months Producer Andy Macpherson on „Rock’n’Roll Is Alive“ worked. „Today, we are stylistically unique than four years ago“, Hurst describes the audible differences between the 2009 debut and the new album, „the songs are still rocking, self-contained and direct the sound. You feel, that today we are even prouder of our songs and really love each and every note on Rock'n'Roll Is Alive.“ And that's what you can hear the disc also!

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The disc appears on the 30. August 2013 via Steamhammer / SPV and all rock music fans will delight. Hurst: „We have in the past 24 evolved noticeably months and now put an album, that bears his title rightly. Rock'n'Roll is a way of life, es bedeutet Freiheit, Toleranz und Selbstverwirklichung. All this reflects our new album perfectly.“ I am also of this opinion! The four piece band is the prime example, how to transport classic rock music in the present, neither the illustrious past of the genre denies nor modernity and topicality can miss. their second album „Rock’n’Roll Is Alive“ is a celebration for all fans of classic rock music and is deeply rooted in the 1970s, and of course there is the sound, what „The Jokers“ play, also by countless other bands, but as long as the music is fun, I do not care – Fun and makes the wheel undoubtedly!

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  1. Silver City 3:45
  2. Rock´n`Roll Is Alive 2:58
  3. radio 4:00
  4. Blood Of Ox 0:36
  5. Night Driver 3:12
  6. let it rock 3:15
  7. Find My Way Home 4:14
  8. Sky Line 0:35
  9. N.Y.C. 4:30
  10. Bring Your Love Back To Me 3:56
  11. Dr. Rockhead 2:28
Album Review: The Jokers - Rock & Roll Is Alive
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Time6
Musical skills10
Singing9
Lyrics6
Substance7
Production8
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