"Kicking Cans" (Rocksure Soundz; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Kicking Cans" is a unique rock'n'roll album that only occasionally strays into what can be called "hard rock" territory but that is so personal and unique that it is irresistibly listenable and fascinating. 

Bringing to mind the raw, straight-forward sound of legendary 70s rockers, especially Neil Young, "Kicking Cans" is a collection of dirty, raw guitar rockers and bluesy, acoustic numbers. From the classic wailing of "If Your Love Was a River" to the ballad-y "The End Draweth Nigh" to the boogie woogie of "Come Back, Baby," Koretz will keep you guessing. Then, just when you think you've got it figured out, along comes track #6, an instrumental that sounds as if it could have been a Jon Lord solo from a Deep Purple concert. 

Fans of rock'n'roll from the 70s will like what they hear on this CD while those just looking for something a little different won't be disappointed either.

Performing on "Kicking Cans" are: Tony Koretz - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming; Nathan Koretz - drums, bass, saxophone; Matt Schmitt - keyboards on two tracks; Marcel and Simon Koretz - backing vocals.

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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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