Lonely H
"Concrete Class"

(The Control Group 2009)Lonely H - Concrete Class

Not too many folks enjoy math, so we’re going to take this nice and easy: classic rock and roll plus raspy gritty groans times mellow moans equals The Lonely H. No parabolas, no calculus. Plain and simple. Raised on the school of rock, these dudes certainly know how to keep it REAL…to the tune of analog tape, as a matter of fact.

“Concrete Class” marks the third studio effort by The Lonely H; a monumental feat considering their youth (only one member is legal!). Two slaps of the snare drum give way to a honky tonk styled intro on lead track “Right Down to Me,” complete with banjo and the soul-filled voice of lead man Mark Fredson that tells stories beyond his 19 years of age. “Going Out West” rocks hard, with the filthy guitar crunch and healthy wails that Fredson seems to have already mastered. In contrast, check out “Singer,” an Eagles-esque tune that you would swear was sung by Don Henley himself. “Phoenix,” the long lost cousin of a stripped-down, bare bones Rolling Stones track, reminisces about home and the sadness of missing it in a way that would make even Mick Jagger proud.

“Concrete Class” pulls from so many schools of thought, where influences from The Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival are potent, bringing about a true mash-up of sorts. This band seems to collectively push the edges of good old classic rock and roll to the brink of modernism; to bleed with the infectious pop riffs that soak through your ears without ripping anybody off. Welcome to the throwback, circa 2009 people: The Lonely H.

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