Those Damn Crows

Mur­der And The Mo­tive Ear­ache Mod­ern Amer­i­can ra­dio rock with a Welsh ac­cent.

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff Albums - Siân llewellyn

‘Rock’n’roll ain’t dead,’ scream Brid­gend quin­tet Those Damn Crows on their de­but al­bum. Well, duh, this we know. And the rea­son we know is be­cause there are still bands like TDC crank­ing out an­thems like the afore­men­tioned RNRAD and Don’t Give A Damn.

Lyri­cally they leave a bit to be de­sired, oc­ca­sion­ally re­ly­ing on well-worn rock’n’roll cliché and bad rhyme (‘As I walk on through th­ese streets/My past I roam/This place that I call home’), but when you’re shouting along with the call-and-re­sponse ‘Who said rock’n’roll is dead?’ in a muddy field some­where in the fu­ture, chances are you’re re­ally not go­ing to care.

Those Damn Crowes may have ge­og­ra­phy in com­mon with the likes of Fu­neral For A Friend and Bul­let For My Valen­tine, but they are far less metal and far more rock. Blink Of An Eye is one of those ra­dio an­thems that’ll sneak up on you – it’s the kinda thing that Amer­i­can bands do so well. If Al­ter Bridge, Foo Fight­ers, Shine­down et al are your jam, you’ll find a lot to en­joy here.

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