Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stuck On Nothing

Stuck On NothingFRONTMAN PAUL SPRANGERS (think: young Mick Jagger / Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie's love child) and guitarist SCOTT WELLS formed FREE ENERGY, after the breakup of Minnesota indie band Hockey Night. Now based in Philadelphia, Free Energy take the blithe, hooky classic rock of groups Thin Lizzy, Cheap Trick, and Tom Petty, as their jumping-off point, as well as contemporaries such as The Strokes, Kings Of Leon, and Wolfmother. DFA honcho and LCD SOUNDSYSTEM frontman JAMES MURPHY produced the album and played bass on it, while PAT MAHONEY (drummer of LCD Soundsystem) played drums. The album evokes earlier musical eras, blending big sounds with snippets of glam, power pop, bubblegum and arena rock. The tracks on the album are propelled by cowbell and carbonated guitars, mixing vintage with the contemporary for an all around feel good record with sing along hooks that can't be beat! The band on James Murphy: "he (James Murphy) was able to translate our little blueprints into 3D Technicolor".

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