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68-75 / Press

“Lead vocalist Suzanne Sledge remains a major focal point as during these four tracks she provides devotion and dedication to each line she sings, with the music oozing groove at times and plenty of soul in others. With musical influences ranging from Free and Humble Pie to Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding, you wouldn’t be too far away from hearing the vibes given out by The Black Crowes. If you’re familiar with any of these artists then you know with this band you’re in for a treat. ”

“68-75 brings to the table a sound all their own, but drawing on inspiration from artists popular over 40 years ago. Everyone talks about the token Zeppelin or Rolling Stones influences, but when a band speaks of Mott The Hoople, Free or Steppenwolf as the artists they’d most like to emulate within their own sound, it’s a new take on a vibrant feel, and sparks interest in what 68-75 are doing with their music.”

“As soon as you press Play, you know what you’re in for with 68-75. This Atlanta classic rock band “offers straight ahead rock laced with soulful, emotionally raw vocals.” There’s really no better way to put it. 68-75 doesn’t pull any punches, offering heavy blues-rock riffs that hit the gas while Suzanne Sledge’s honest, beautifully raw pipes drive the muscle car. The band is 100% rooted in the great rock bands of the 1970s. From stripped-down early Zeppelin (think “Good Times Bad Times”), to Paul Rodgers and Free, 68-75 don’t mess around. 68-75 definitely tells me this is a band to see live; it’s gonna be loud, beer-battered, and ridiculous amounts of fun. Bottom Line: 68-75 is a very good, if not great, blues-rock album that pays homage to the legends of the 70s. Sledge’s versatile voice and Cylar’s powerful riffs own the show, for better or for worse. It’s hard not to have fun when you’re listening to 68-75. ”

“As their name implies, 68-75 take their input from the same era, but with far more of a Zeppelin/Free/Humble Pie influence, with Cylar’s meaty riffs and Suzanne Sledge's sassy soul-mama vocals locking into a push-and-pull groove. Sledge sings backup on The Low Ready’s CD, and Curry and Speaks play on 68-75’s disc, even though it’s clear that it’s intended more as Sledge and Cylar’s baby. Taken all together, it’s as if The Black Crowes never went on hiatus.”

Jeff Clark - Stomp and Stammer