The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

NIGHTRANGER

24 STRINGS AND A DRUMMER LIVE

FRONTIERS

2012

 

 

Nightranger may not be everyone's cup of tea and to be blunt they were always a little lightweight for me, but last years 'Somewhere in California' was a great album that made me have a little rethink. This of course pretty much the back catalogue stripped back and it's a great listen.

 

 

 

OK so the acoustic stripped back album has been done to death I know and some of you out there won’t be huge fans of the format but this is a chance to re-evaluate as I said and for those with only a passing acquaintance with the band it’s a great chance to discover some great tunes.

 

 

 

“24 Strings And A Drummer” is an album that really strips back the music, which here is more or less a ‘best of’ package, and while it will definitely please fans it should also draw in the curious.

 

 

 

Tonight the trio of Blades/Keagy/Gillis is in fine form and seem to be enjoying themselves and it shows in the music. As a result what we get is a pretty good package.  Highlights include the wonderful “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and of course the staples “Sister Christian” and “You Can Still Rock In America”. Unexpectedly though it’s a cover: Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” that takes the cake.

 

 

 

by Jo Rockpit