Saskatoon rock and rollers, One Bad Son, are back with new music, releasing their fifth album, Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll to the world.
The boys from the Canadian Prairies have been hard at work their entire careers playing, writing, and recording, and the excitement that they share with their fans for this release is palpable. The upcoming tour to support the album release is another chance for Shane, Adam, and Kurt to get in front of Canadian rock fans and show off their energy and music – and will take them from Vancouver to the eastern end of Ontario with 25 live dates along the way. The tour kicks off in Red Deer, AB on October 17, and you can check out all of the upcoming dates HERE.
Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll is a straight ahead, no tricks, ‘get into it’ rock and roll record. The 10 songs, starting with the title track, play together like an album should, without any hiccups or moments that make you think you’ve stumbled onto another album by accident. It’s a cohesion that has gone missing on many albums since the digital revolution, but One Bad Son has clearly made the effort to make it a priority on this album.
From top to bottom there is no shortage of rock and roll firepower here. With Shane Volk’s voice at the front, and a wall of music behind him, lead by Adam Hicks’ guitar and Kurt Dahl’s drums, there is a fullness to the sound, and a completeness to the songs as they play. With Raging Bull (the band’s #1 BDS Mainstream Rock Radio Hit) leading the way, there are new fan favourites to be discovered on this album to go along with tracks like Retribution Blues and Psycho Killer from previous releases.
While everyone will find the songs that they jam out to hardest in their car or at home alone, I can tell you that Hurricane and the new single, Scream For Me are my choices for increased volume and rocking. I’m also a big fan of The Promise, a four minute jam that lends itself perfectly to my love of rock and roll love songs that are begging for live sing-alongs and foot stomping. Check it.
Note: After the opening riff to Flying High, I really want to hear One Bad Son cover Hurts So Good.
Coming a full three years after the release of their last record, Black Buffalo, these new songs have been a long time coming for fans and for the band. And nobody is going to be disappointed.
So, if you’re in the mood for rock and roll, hit play on Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll and turn it up!
One Bad Son, Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll Tracklist
1. Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll
2. Raging Bull
4. The Promise
5. Like A Weapon
6. Rise Up
7. Scream For Me
8. True Romance
9. Streets Are Red
10. Flying High