Rich’s Rapidfire Recommendations – bite-sized metal morsels to let you know about albums that have grabbed Rich Davenport by the ears, that we hope you’ll enjoy too! ROCK ON!
Album: “Peace Out”
Label: Frontiers Music Srl
Released: May 15, 2015
Tracklisting: Hello Everybody; Back In The Day; Invincible; Let It Ride; I Wanna Stay Home; On The Bright Side; Rockstar; Autograph; What’s Not To Love?; You And Me; Bad For You; Leave The Light On For Me.
Nelson – “Peace Out”. I have to confess, I’m new to Nelson, having been aware of their first burst of fame, without having checked them out back in the early 90s, so “Peace Out” comes as a very pleasant surprise! Not knowing what to expect, I was bowled over by an instantly catchy collection of polished hard rock gems, loaded with hooks and harmonies, and bringing to mind the likes of Boston and Van Halen. And apparently it’s their last album in this style, with brothers Gunnar and Matthew having set their musical compass toward pastures new from this point on. Well, as that guy from New Jersey once sang, they’re going out in a blaze of glory, and the most appropriate complement I can pay them is to say that this is hands-down the best feelgood Rock album I’ve heard in a long time.