Lunch with the Transistors
The cover might look like a 60's album, but this CD is hot from the oven. These guys were all rock movers in the 60's and they are living the music they love most. No psychedelia here; these tunes are for dancing and moving and shaking. Check out the fab Coveney & Bell originals as well as the covers. This is pure 60's played by the real deal. 'Rockin' Tom on vocals & harmonica, Silvertone Steve on guitar, Wando on bass and Double O on drums rekindle the rockin' sixties on their excellent new album 'Lunch With The Transistors'. Melding the jump & jive of bands like The Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five, The Beatles, The Kingsmen, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (who hailed from Sprinfield, MA.) and other scene makers of the day, The Transistors faithfully recreate an era of music that oozed with groove, soul and loads of feeling & emotion (just watch film footage of the reaction from the girls at the sock hops during that time). The Transistors don't just bang out great renditions of songs like 'Shakin' All Over,' 'Because,' 'Kicks,' 'From A Window,' and 'California Sun,' but they also pen a handful of songs that fit this album like a glove. Silvertone Steve's wash of guitar vibrato adds just the right touch authenticity to the songs while Wando and Double O's understated rhythms carry the weight. Rockin' Tom's vocals are spot on making The Transistors 'New England's favorite cure for hungry fans.' Give me a slice of that pie, will ya!?' -The Metronome.