Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, March 14, 2014

Jackson Firebird-Cock Rockin'


For a long time I thought that this generation of rock bands has no real answer to the White Stripes. I would say to people, no one important is playing real rock and roll anymore, its disappointing, that old school formula should never die. This is why I was so elated to discover the rock and roll madness and fun of Jackson Firebird a band who not only rock but also roll. A fiery two piece from Australia their new record Cock Rockin' is dynamic garage rock that has all the maxims of the genre but isn't afraid to occasionally mix in something different and exciting. This is an album that has it all and sets my heart on fire, rock and roll for the master plan, Chuck Berry's music will never die.

From the first you can hear that Jackson Firebird are different. Their is a sort of primal rock madness here that only the greats can really claim to have. Not only does this band have top notch riffs, they also bring in ferocious vocals that have a great deal of emphasis on the rhythm. On some tracks they even approach a Rage Against the Machine sort of rap rock feel. It's simply that good. One of the things that helps to set Jackson Firebird apart is their use of the 'bottle bin' a unique drum that adds a very different taste to the groups music. Yet this all fits within the true rock spirit, roaring into hearts and grooving for its entire ten tracks.

This is frankly one of the best records that I have reviewed in a while and one that will definitely have a shot at getting on my top ten of 2014 list, or at least my mid year list. A band dedicated to rock and roll from their lyrics to their rhythm patterns Jackson Firebird are going to explode. This band is simply to rife with energy and raw potential to stay underground. I'm really excited about what they are doing and I feel that with a little more promotion from their label things could get very exciting. Jump on the boat now folks, Jackson Firebird are about to set sail and take the world by storm!

Find them on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/jacksonfirebird

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