Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chillihounds-Welcome to the show




About 20 seconds into the high spirited opener "Hello!hello!hello" I realized what I was going to get from the Chillihounds. Predicability isn't a bad thing when the results are this down right fun. This is an extremely loose, laid back, tail-kicking kind of hard rock that calls upon numerous sources although mostly the mid -late 1970's. Imagine if KISS, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and maybe even The Cult ran into each other at a wild party. Well that's where this sound starts, but not where it ends. I imagine these guys are fantastic live because they have that kind spontaneous yet energetic vibe to them that has me believing they could be even better in front of an audience. A lot of bands today reach back a few decades for inspiration and that's nothing new. The key for thse guys is they don't too bogged down in patterns or following their influences step by step. I think they practice enough to know what to do and then just bring that to the studio and explode. The results are enough to push them past the many of the other bands I heard with similar influences. You aren't get a lot of flash or great technical skill from this one, but you will have a good time.

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