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“Rock A new three song collection from the Detroit rock outfit, The Respectables, has been released entitled, “Check You Mind”. Led by the charismatic Nick Piunti on vocals and guitar, The Respectables impressed us in early 2009 with their “Sibley Gardens” album (review here). These three new tunes emit the perfect balance of grit and grace that should be earning The Respectables lots of respect. The first is the title track, a blistering arena ready rocker worthy of being stacked up front. The full frontal assault of pumping guitar and in-your-face vocal will wake you from your stupor. “Wore Me Out” goes deeper into blues bar territory, again showcasing the versatility in their songwriting. But by far my favorite track was saved for last: “B-side” has a great lyric sung with attitude and surrounded by crunchy guitars belting out the best melodies on the EP. “B-side” is 3 minutes you will remember. ”
“The Respectables-3. This Detroit-area band continues to deliver the power pop goods, following up their impressive first two-full lengths featured on this site with a 3-song mini-EP that's all killer and no filler. The real gem here is the third track "B Side", which simply - as it's put these days - owns. It's a rocking track that's truly what power pop is all about, right down to the line "I stole my hooks from a Beatles book". Check out the video below. The other two tracks ain't too shabby either: "Check Your Mind" rocks with abandon and melody, and "Wore Me Out" is a bluesy treat. But meanwhile I'll keep playing the "B Side". CD Baby | MySpace | iTunes ”
“WHOA!! My kind of pop, man! This one hits right between the eyes! This is where I, respectfully, ask you to stop reading and get listening to the soundbites below because the story is there - not in the black and white of these words. Come back in a few mintues,okay? All right. Thanks for indulging me. Pop with attitude, eh? Yeah, there is some of that Replacements Mid West rock thing going on - It`s classic rock for the power pop sect with its mixture of Keith Richards/Stones guitar riffs and a soulful punch of tasteful keys mixed in here and there. Passion, GUTS and TUNES! -Bruce Brodeen, Not Lame Records ”
“If you could picture the perfect bar band - does a mix of The Replacements and Cheap Trick sound right to you? Well, The Respectables, (Nick Piunti, Joey Gaydos, and Donn Deniston) cover that ground pretty well. The CD starts with the rocker "Charged By The Minute" and it has the piss and sweat pouring out of these guys like classic 'Mats. This is high powered pop in Detroit "Motor City" style all through it's 11 tracks. Lead vocalist Nick Piunti recalls a mix of Ryan Adams and Mike Viola. "Could It Be" states "it seems like I know you" with a simple riff and beat track that is both familiar and new at the same time. The Squeeze-like opening guitar jangle of "Spark & Destiny" is my favorite here only because it combines that style with a Tom Petty type of weariness. You'll hear nice detailed guitar work from lead guitarist Joey Gaydos. Overall an excellent album, if you like bands like Cheap Trick or The Vines. Very respectable company indeed. ”
"Your song "Charged by the Minute", is one of those songs which goes through my head the most!" -David Bash. Personally, we're digging the Stonesy "Chemically Changed" a ton! This is power pop with the emphasis on 'Power'. No ballads here my friends - just good old Detroit style rock 'n roll. This one's a must for fans of The Replacements, Tommy Stinson, Bash & Pop, and "De Nova"-era Redwalls! You know, garagey, melodic, guitar-fueled, pop-rock delivered with a bit o' bar room swagger! GREAT!!!!!
“Discovering bands like The Respectables is like spotting land after a long and boring venture lost at sea. Land ho - these guys speak my language. CD opener "Charged by the Minute" is the big hit, fusing roots rock with sugary power pop - love those hand claps with the crunchy guitar riffs! The pleasant "Could It Be" is a fine example of their strong sense of melody and pop instincts. "When You Come Back Around" is another highlight, composed of all the right chords under some very tasty leads by Joey Gaydos. I can't think of too many people who claim to be fans of rock music that would not like The Respectables. With just the right amount of attitude, grit, and melody, Detroit's The Respectables are a one-stop shop to satisfy all your rock and pop cravings. ”