"Freeborn" (Rusty Knuckles; 2011)

Reviewed by Snidermann

In the tradition of great rock bands of the past (i.e., Nashville Pussy, AC/DC and Ted Nugent, just to name a few), now you have another name to add to the annals of really good rock'n'roll bands: The Flat Tires.

The Flat Tires are a rock'n'roll outfit out of North Carolina. Their lyrics are all about the basics of every great rock'n'roll song: getting drunk and getting laid. The music is basic rock and the singing is raspy, but in spite (or perhaps because) of those things this is pure, quality rock'n'roll.

The chemistry is apparent from the first cut and goes on from track to track. The songs are all about the same issues: heart break, drugs, sex, independence and booze. Again, just what other rock bands are doing, but The Flat Tires do it with class. The energy is amazing throughout and they sound even better the louder you crank it up.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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