just not happening for me, or them ...

Lambayeque Rock City Da'bam

my first impression is that somebody really still loves the old 60's classic rock scene. and that somebody is you .... I just wonder if you're gonna find more than a handful of listeners who agree with you.

it's played and sung ok, the drums and bass work together pretty well and tho the guitar sound is pretty obnoxious, the parts are relatively well done. tho sometimes during the lead guitar solo, I was wondering if somebody got lost and decided to play in a different key? narrow the notes in that box down to those in the key for this style of old school rock boys. it's off-putting to have to try to match the chords up to a lot of those notes.

the vocals are non-descript and uneventful. not horrible but certainly lacking in much personality .... obviously a non english speaker trying to talk the talk and walk the walk ... that can be a good thing except here, it's just not all that great and sorta sounds obligatory. stick to your own language, even if most of us don't understand, at least if you are speaking pig latin and it's real, there's a connection. right now, I feel pretty disconnected.

or maybe, after a few listens, I am starting to find it a little funny. in a making fun OF you way, which isn't really cool on my part but I can't help it, it's coming across just a little camp and frankly stereotypical. even the words lend themselves to disbelief ... ??? rock steady??? come on ..... you gotta be more original than that to gain any cred on the streets of metropolis or gotham city boys. really.

the up upside is that the production is mid quality demo. I can hear it all even tho it's not mixed particularly well ... the vox are too hot, as are the guitars mostly and the bass needs a gain boost and some massive compression but the drums ain't bad acoustic sounding live and dry .... abd again, it's all there, just not well rep'd in my ears as a band recording.

despite it's shortcomings, I don't hate the song, I don't even dislike it .... but .... I don't care much if I never hear it again, I'm apathetic about it. and I wonder if that's not worse than hating it. not caring ...

come on boys, do better. represent yourselves. this ain't your finest hour and in fact, cus it's so derivative of a worn out sound and style, you're gonna lose this review pair to a song that is downright bad, mostly cus at least that one is a little unique and this is just a pretty mediocre rehash of other peope's history.

and frankly, both songs are kinda bumming me out cus I always hope for indies to write, perform and record well, no matter who they are and where they come from.

get with that program.


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