Let's do launch
Rocket a classic rock-trio setup with veterans of the Gefkens, Dinosaur Jr. and the Lemonheads unveils its new CD full of intricate and seductive tunes.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
There's something perfectly elemental about a band that consists of just
three people. It's the holy trinity of rock 'n' roll: guitar, bass and drums,
no fuss no muss. The list of great rock trios is lengthy: Cream, Nirvana,
Husker Du, ZZ Top and The Jam are but a few names that immediately spring to
mind. Fresh out of the gate with their debut CD "7 Miles High" comes
Rocket, a three-piece that doesn't need anything more than guitar, bass and
drums to get their eloquent, tuneful point across.
Consisting of Matt
Azzarto on guitar and vocals, AJ Lambert on bass and vocals and Murph on
drums, Rocket plays music that's a little too intricate to be pop, but not too
weighed down with frippery to be overblown. There's a tender moodiness in
songs like "Blur" and a reflective grace in "Magazine." "Someone" has a
steady crunch to the guitar part and a bit of drama as Lambert and
Azzarto's vocals intertwine (there are irresistible handclaps on this track,
too). "7 Miles High" is the perfect CD to pop in your car stereo before a
long, scenic drive, or your discman as you walk through your favorite park.
|Matt Azzarto (guitar, vocals)|
AJ Lambert (bass, vocals)
Related links: Official site
You may recognize Azzarto from his days as frontman of Hoboken local heroes
The Gefkens and Murph is well known in alternative-rock circles for his
playing with The Lemonheads and Dinosaur Jr. Rocket are a friendly bunch of
folks, too, as we found out at their record release party, which was a
charmingly intimate gathering at the Goldhawk. They'll be bringing their
swell songs to life on Saturday Sept. 29 at good ol' Maxwell's, Hoboken's
premier place to grab a bite and take in some tunes.
|DECEMBER 28, 2001|
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