Cherie kicks off her new release with the punk-like fury of "Mr. X," which features the blazing guitar work of Slash and a steady bass drive by Duff McKagan, as the album comes blasting right out of the gate. She adds a more rock and roll swagger to her new album with the classic seventies romp of "Roxy Roller," before the edginess of "You Wreck Me" is burst of raw energy that is the perfect setting for Cherie's vocals. She takes a step back from her hard rock attack for the more melodic feel of the title song "Blvds Of Splender," which has Billy Corgan's influence slathered all over it. One of the outstanding tracks on Cherie Currie's new release is an updated remake of Tommy James' "Draggin' A Line," which feels like an anthem for Cherie approach to her new musical endeavors. She finishes her album with the aggressive hard rock attack of "Breakout" and the acoustic bluesy ballad "The Air That I Breathe." The digital release of the album includes three bonus tracks, including the big guitar sounds of "What Do All People Know?" and the simple, effective punk energy of "Gimme." The final track is "Queens Of Noise," which features Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle and The Veronicas, paying tribute to late Runaways drummer Sandy West. To find out more about Cherie Currie and her latest release "Blvd Of Splendor," please visit cheriecurrie.com.
Garage rock duo, The Dodies have recently released their debut album "It's One Hell Of A Ride" with the help of former Guns N Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, who produced the album. It features thirteen tracks, beginning with the quick, hard-hitting punk attack of "Boiling Point," as the duo's raw sound is youthful and exciting. The energy continues through the alternative, grunge appeal of "Sold Out," while the song "Suleyman" has a deep rooted blues vibe that flirts into heavy metal territory. After showcasing the more melodic feel of "Circles," The Dodies get right back on the fast moving train with aggressive punk "Pussy Riot" and the more mainstream appeal of "Stuck." They finish their new album with the stark, acoustic poetic ballad "Goodbyes," which is a nice way to close out their debut release. To find out more about The Dodies and their latest release "It's One Hell Of A Ride," please visit thedodiesband.com.