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Hot Roddin' Romeos / Press

“Well, this is it … one of this years most prominent Ouch-what-a-sweet-kick-in-the-balls-and-when-you-think-you-got-kicked-enough-they-will-kick-you-once-again Rockabilly album!”

“The culture of rockabilly is such a peculiar one, to me. This is a group of people (kinda like those mod weirdos) who bond over a very specific aesthetic - this antiquated genre of music, which has grown over the years to morph slowly with punk, creating this style all its own. With song titles such as "Six Inch Heels and Dynamite" and "Kitten's a Tiger," you'd hardly need to listen to know that the perpetrators, Hot Roddin' Romeos, are pure rockabilly through and through. Their music is nothing but blistering, skittering rockabilly punk, complete with the requisite tattoos, stand-up bass, curled lips and generous amounts of pomade.”

“We’re all for supporting other bands we’re friendly with, and these characters are well worth your time and hard earned scratch. If you’re in the Seattle area, you may already know them, and if not consider yourself informed.”

“From the opening title track “Booze Hounds” to a more thoughtful “Last Call Reprise,” the new album by the Hot Roddin’ Romeos is sure to fill your rock and roll addictions. Serious high end production abound on this album- but not in an overly slick way. Tight, clean and punchy, with growly Elvis lead vocals and thick guitars, with an almost Billy Gibbons blues sound at times. This record sounds really really good, especially cranked up to 11 so your nosey noisy neighbors can hear every damn note! One pleasant surprise is the video single “Moonlight,” which has solid doo woop backing vocals, honky tonk piano and a solid swing beat. Another unexpected track is the rockin’ duet “Branded” featuring the over the top bluesy female vocal stylings of Queen Pirate (of The Back Alley Barbers) in a sassy call and response dialog with HRR’s own Johnny Rocket. But honestly, this album has a great track progression and is more than a few singles. You really have to listen to”

“They ROCK! Russian Roulette is good enough to take you somewhere else in your head- yeah it’s “rockabilly” or so that’s what I keep reading. I hear all sorts of good stuff. Sometime labels will keep fans from checking out certain bands, not being a big fan of genre labels, I’ll just call Russian Roulette a well written and recorded, bad ass rock n roll album that you need to go get. Do yourself a favor and check this CD out. The Hot Roddin’ Romeos will be on coming issue’s of Blackhole Music Magazine NW, so keep an eye out and check out our link to the band. ”

“Russian roulette was recently debuted with a bang! These rockin’ Romeos really know how to make first impressions. Starting off with the first track wishin’ you were gone, brings such an amazing sound that your hooked into wanting to hear more. The album is solid and the talent in these fellas shines. The Hot Roddin’ Romeos have brought out a refreshing change in the Seattle music scene. Every track on this album brings diversity from rockabilly, psychobilly, country and in your face rock and roll! The track diamond ring really shines out with its honky-tonk sound. This cd has definitely rocked its way into earning its five out of five stars with its originality and quality sound. This album won’t disappoint, it has something for every rock and roll fan. Russian roulette stands out among the rest of the Seattle and northwest music scene. A must hear for everyone, these guys rock! ”

“The Hot Roddin Romeos finally release their long awaited full length CD, Russian Roulette. This album, in my opinion is exactly what the Seattle Rockablilly/Pschobilly scene has been waiting for. It breaths new life into what is becoming a dyeing genre. It mixes classic rockabilly with blues, classic rock, and a touch of punk for an exciting, well produced CD that has something for just about anyone. ~Michael "Mad Mike" Miller ”

“What can I say about the Hot Roddin' Romeos that hasn't been said before. This rowdy group of gents have been holding down the Seattle rockabilly scene for the past few years, fueled by PBR, fast cars, and most importantly - rock n' roll, the sky is the limit. I had the pleasure of being one of the engineers on their latest project, which is reminiscent of the early country and rock n' roll music with a modern punk twist, charged guitars, fast drums, and a thundering upright bass - combined with Johnny's smokin' vocals, will be a treat to ANYONE who listens to it. You need to check this guys out!! -Jon Rook (www.JonRook.com)”

“There's just something about rockabilly that gets my motor running. It makes me want to put the top down and drive fast. If you listen to KEXP's Shake the Shack on Friday nights, the Hot Roddin' Romeos are old straw hat. In fact, they are probably one of your favs. Delivering a potent mix of rockabilly, swing and alt. country, the quartet is a party band, plain and simple. Their no-frills approach is what makes them so fun, for by their own admission, these cats are all about cars, bars and guitars.”

“Ohhhh god!!! There back? Damn... I better start training my liver now!!!”

“Most important for rock n' roll combos, more, even than chops or cohesion, is the intent alurk and the romeos rank high on all counts!”

“The Romeos are back!!! hide your daughters, Hide your moms, Hell hide your grammas!!! But Seriously we love the boys and we are proud to share a stage with em again.”

“A top hard-hitting band with red hot tunes from Seattle Washington. Memorable guitar licks with a powerful punch, gravelly vocals and rockin' groove played with great enthusiasm. The Hot Roddin' Romeos CD "The Crown" starts out with a straight four on the floor sound with the pounding 'Devils's T-Bucket'. The almost classic 'Baby Left Me' brings a smile with a traditional rockabilly feel.The Energy from this album could power a small town! The Hot Roddin' Romeos are a big deal. There's no doubt that they have something special here. In the hands of this band, Rockabilly music is alive and kicking!”

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