Music business can be real cruel sometimes thinking of a band like SR 71,the super rockers from Baltimore that had a huge success with their fresh energetic modern rock/punk debut "Now you see inside"(2000) and two years later delivered the mighty "Tomorrow" that unfortunately didn?t sell very well,if it had something to do with the tougher direction and a new sound,I?ll leave to others to get into but their record label RCA weren?t too impressed by that and in these times....you can?t afford to go through poor sales with one album. Back in the 70?s and 80?s,many of our favorite bands could survive a downperiod and then comeback to bring us a new blockbuster but today the bands don?t get a 2nd chance and it sucks,the record industry is so fxxking disturbed and thank god there are independent labels doing their best to keep the good music alive where quality means more than quantity. Mitch Allan and the guys of SR 71 had their 15 minutes of fame and now have to struggle to show their fans that they?re still alive and kicking,with this new EP titled "Axl Rose"(where did you go?)SR 71 has gone back to their original sound on the debut with a more punkish approach and for all who didn?t appreciate their 2nd album that much,you should be happy with these 3 new songs that all 3 sounds like Radiospinners to me.
"All American" can be the song that takes this band back to the major label level because I go humming on the melody directly after the first listen and the other one called "Here we go again" could be an outtake from "Now you see inside",good job dudes!
But it?s all about the title track "Axl Rose" here and it?s rocking like hell,pure high classy punkish modern rock that deserves not only a 2nd chance,a 3rd and a 4th and a 5th as well.....c?mon you A&R men here and there and everywhere,are you serious when you show your lack of interest in this brilliant band?! Go to their site and get your copy now before it?s sold out.