the Stranger – self-titled review
The Stranger – “The Stranger”
Ladies and gentlemen, the successor to the late, lamented, Amazing Royal Crowns has been found and it is the Stranger!
Straight out of Chicago, this band has it all: stand-up bass, rockin’ guitars, and vocals that fall somewhere between crooning and blues shouting. It’s rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, and a little punk rock. The energy level of the Stranger is go-go-go, and the whole cd could easily be the soundtrack to a rumble, hot rod race, or sock hop.
The songs hint at the bad side of town, being out just a little too late and maybe a little drunk on hooch snuck into the club under your jacket. This is Saturday night music. With songs like “Prison Called Life” and “Psycho”, you’re gonna dance as much as you rock.