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The Reserves / Press

“The Reserves Made in Tennessee EP Stik Man Records Street: 11.25.13 The Reserves = Rose Tattoo + The 4-Skins This is blue collar rock n’ roll from the Volunteer State. If nothing else, Made in Tennessee holds the marked distinction of featuring a punk cover of the old folk standard “Oh Shenandoah.” When it comes to Oi!, monkeying with the formula usually brings lukewarm results. The Reserves succeed by deviating sparingly (the Avail influences throughout really can’t be denied) and sticking to a fairly established rock n’ roll template, only occasionally drifting into something goofy—derivative, but competent. There’s a hard-luck track (“All Work No Pay”), a fight track (“Shitmouth”) and a boozy one about the sauce (“Bittersweet Toast”). Its melodies are tight, earnest and may swing a little too sweet for the more grizzled Oi! fans, so it’s probably best to approach the album as a straight “rock” album, and draw from it what you will. –Dylan Chadwick”

"Made in Tennessee" is the first EP from Nashville's own, The Reserves. It came to be through the brute force of honest working class men and the sacred four B's ( boots, beer, boobs, and BBQ.). If you are looking for an American Oi sound that will give you a shiner and insatiable thirst for a pint of ale (probably because you'll keep spilling it in the pit) look no further. This EP is like a primal scream from the boot strapped soul of a working class warrior. After hearing their version of the American Folk song, "Shenandoah," like a drunken, homeward bound sailor you'll be shouting, " Oh Reserves, I long to hear you!" courtesy of Jessica Gypsy Rosenberg

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