ROCKETT QUEEN – Goodnight California (2011)

Rockett Queen hail from Tyler, TX, but you’d swear they walked straight off the Sunset Strip.  Flip the disc over to see three guys that embody the glitz and glamour of the Rock N Roll lifestyle with a modern twist to the wardrobe…no spandex thank God!  The best part is Rockett Queen don’t have to rely on their image because the music speaks for itself.  This trio now turned quartet, are not for the die-hard Metal fan.  They have a genuine radio ready sound, and the songs are catchy.  Each song utilizes a simple, yet effective formula that blend the glory of 80′s Glam with a new sound which helps define the band, and make them rise above the crop of shit you’d normally find on said radio.  The worst part about this disc is there are only four true songs.  The driving force behind the band is Walter Lee; vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist.  His lyrics sometime border the cliche in songs like “I Hate You,” but then his poetic sensibilities shine through on songs like “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Goodnight California.”  Though I normally turn away from music of this genre, Rockett Queen have appealed to my Glam Metal roots, and touched a special spot in me that makes me like them despite the disc sitting next to my Rotting Corpse disc.  Thankfully, the two have yet to wage war on my shelf.



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