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THE BOTTLE ROCKETS

LEAN FORWARD

2009-07-28

After 15 years of recording and touring, the Bottle Rockets are not relying on the past, but are leaning forward with a collection of12 tracks that will demand their listeners turn their amps up. This CD is Roots/Rock at some of it’s finest. The opening track “The Long Way” shows that life may take us on interesting & unexpected turns but there is always a bright light at the end of the tunnel. “Hard Times” is a great guitar driven rocker and could be one of life’s anthems as we all feel them, but they should be reasons for us to battle & get back on our feet. “Open Your Eyes” is the first ballad on this disc and Brian Heinemann shows he does have a nice soft sensitive side. “The Kid Next Door” is a song that can move listeners to tears at it explores the evil consequences of war. “The Way It used To Be” is a full assault rock tune that can make fans of country, rock & punk smile. “Slip Away” is a catchy track that reminded me of some of the best Del Amitri recordings. It is apparent that The Bottle Rockets have the desire to not only Lean Forward but to explode into the future with this excellent new release. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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