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THE WORKHORSE
THE WORKHORSE III
DRP Records, 2010

 

 

By Shane Pinnegar

 

The Workhorse came barrelling out of Philadelphia with an infectious blend of Ramones cool, Runaways sass, Kiss flash and Black Flag beligerance.

 

The album begins with, errr… ‘Let It Begin’ – all punch and crunch, before singer/guitarist Lisa Lyne Flynn rolls into ‘Revolution Blood Machine’ with the line “See the madness in my eyes” – and you can hear it in her voice too she is all rock and, in her own words “The American Dream” – a counter culture, underground, dirty rock America, that is.

 

On tunes like ‘Face In The Crowd’ and ‘Fear Is Law’ Lisa’s feisty, punkish shredding reminds me of early Hard-Ons and by the time you get to closer ‘What You Wanted’, you’ll be exhausted at the sheer feisty in-your-facedness of it all!