Home Read Classic Album Review: Bandway | Night Rock

Classic Album Review: Bandway | Night Rock

The two North Carolina rock gods throw another outrageous, butt-rockin' party.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Remember those white-trash kids you went to high school with? The ones who always wore lumberjack shirts, skipped every class but auto shop and spent the day hanging out by the 7-Eleven, smoking homegrown, blasting Highway To Hell in their Camaro and playing air guitar to every riff? Well, they’re back — and they’re in a band.

OK, maybe it’s just an old guitar, some drums, a four-track recorder and plenty of brewski. But that’s all Bandway — aka North Carolina rock gods Bo Taylor and Brooks Carter — need to forge the devastatingly hilarious metal tributes and parodies found on Night Rock, their outrageous, butt-rocking party of a sophomore album. Brooks plays drums and does the screamin’ a la Bon Scott, Bo picks the licks like Angus Young, and tunes like the lumbering King Kong (“Can’t fit my thing / Into my thong”), the bouncy Gone Rocking and the inspired Jump rewrite Live (“Come on and live … Live!”) will give you the urge to put on some flannel, head over to the Sev and rock out in the parking lot. First, of course, you’ve gotta head on over to their website and slap down your moolah.