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Artist: REAL KIDS, THE
Title: Shake...Outta Control
Format: LP
Label: Ugly Pop
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"Its been 38 years since Bostons REAL KIDS debuted with the finest rocknroll record ever committed to tape, and now theyre back with a long-awaited new full-length on legendary hometown label Ace Of Hearts and Canadas Ugly Pop. Of course, long time fans can always be excused some apprehension when a band of this vintage presents new material so deep into their career, but theres no cause to fret here. Shake...Outta Control is a fantastic return to form, a strong set of powerful, memorable and engaging songs that do absolute justice to this bands legacy. While some bands lose track of their own soul in forced attempts at progression, and others risk diminishing returns by simply treading the water of their earlier work, 2014 finds the Real Kids negotiating this path beautifully. Boasting both the raw energy and tough hooks of 1977 and the matured chops and expanded palette of frontman John Felices Nothing Pretty LP, the dozen songs on this disc settle easily among the bands best work. Producer Rick Harte guides with an expert hand, integrating Hammond organ and pedal steel seamlessly into a full yet suitably unpolished whole, and the songs run the gamut from quieter but intense ballads like a definitive new Common At Noon and a sublime take on Jonathan Richmans Fly Into The Mystery to fast-paced rockers like All Night Boppin (powered along by highly caffeinated barroom piano) and of course the instant classic title track, a high-energy gem anchored by the sort of classic Boston punk rocknroll riff that made this bands name. Culminating in an incendiary Who Needs You?, this is a genuine Real Kids record that will thrill new fans and old alike. Superbly mastered at New Yorks renowned Sterling Sound, Shake...Outta Control is unleashed this month on Ace Of Hearts as a twelve-track CD, with a ten-song LP (cut 100% analog direct from tape and pressed on 180G vinyl) to follow on Ugly Pop." - Ugly Pop.

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