Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CD Review: Patrolled By Radar Sends "Cards, Gifts & Caskets"

From Los Angeles, CA comes Patrolled By Radar with a brand new album of cover songs entitled “Cards, Gifts & Caskets, Vol. 1” The new album was once again produced by Peter Curry from Los Straitjackets and features 12 songs ranging from punk rock legends, The Clash to the folk styling of Vic Chesnutt, but done in the vein of Patrolled By Radar’s Americana style.
 
The album begins with the traditional blues of “Goin’ Down To The River,” which is a great opener for this album as the band seem the most comfortable performing this song. They turn The Clash’s song “Hateful” into an old west bar band version with no recognition of the original. The storied lyrics of “When I Ran Off And Left Her” come shining through on the song’s simple production. Patrolled By Radar throw some rockabilly guitar into “Eager Boy” and perform a spot on rendition of The Kinks’ “Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home.” The band adds some country slide guitar to The Jam’s “In The Crowd” and makes it all their own. The album closes with the guitar rock shuffle of “Outta Place.”
 
Patrolled By Radar has about half a dozen dates scheduled at the moment out in California. For more information on the band’s new release “Cards, Gifts & Caskets, Vol. 1,” please visit patrolledbyradar.com.

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