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Classic Album Review: Roadsaw | Rawk N’ Roll

The Boston boogie-rockers plunder every classic ’70s album for their second set.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


When you kick off your CD with the same bum-ba, bum-ba drum fill as KISS’s first album, that says something.

When that song — Right on Through, from Boston boogie-metal outfit Roadsaw’s second album Rawk N’ Roll — shucks and jives like an overdriven reworking of AC/DC’s Bad Boy Boogie sung by Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on steroids, that says something else. And when the rest of your 13-song album sounds like you spent the last few years endlessly listening to every classic ’70s rock album and plundering the best riffs to create foot-stomping, power-chord blasting, cowbell-clonking fuzz-rock workouts, well, my friend, that says it all. Or at least everything I need to hear.