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Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders

Red Light Fever

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A year in the making, Red Light Fever is the second effort from Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins and his Coattail Riders.

Red Light Fever could be considered a labor of love if the sheer joy exuded in every note, influence and nuance of every song didn t make the entire affair seem so effortless. Hawkins increasingly accomplished vocals and world renowned drumming skills recall and pay tribute to Hawkins vast spectrum of classic rock heroes from the vintage 70s glam stomp of Way Down, the hard rock rave up Not Bad Luck, a nod to Beatlesque balladry in the form of Hell To Pay, and many more. Virtually every track evokes memories of the respective heydays of the Chinn-Chapman hit factory, The Move, Sweet, and even a little 10cc for good measure all imbued with Hawkins unmistakable musical personality.


Perhaps Taylor Hawkins is fated to live in Dave Grohl’s shadow, but that isn’t an entirely terrible place to be. Certainly on Red Light Fever, his second album with the Coat Tail Riders, he winds up sounding not too dissimilar from not just the Foo Fighters, but often adapts elements of Grohl’s side projects with Josh Homme, leaning particularly hard on the grinding guitar growl that characterizes both Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures. Hawkins may recall Grohl and Homme -- and he often deliberately conjures memories of Freddie Mercury, as well -- but he’s certainly his own man, and a Californian man at that, possessing a sunny disposition that shines through even when things get a bit heavy. Usually, that sunniness amounts to bright pop hooks and handclaps, turning this into hard rock with a surprisingly light touch. It’s poppier in sound and feel than anything the Foos -- or any other post alt-rock guitar group for that matter -- have done in quite some time, and it’s endearingly infectious, all due to Hawkins’ laid-back yet gregarious spirit.

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Artist Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders
Track Listing 1 Not Bad Luck - 3:34 2 Your Shoes - 2:53 3 Way Down - 3:48 4 It's Over - 4:21 5 Hell to Pay - 4:58 6 Sunshine - 3:33 7 Never Enough - 5:23 8 Hole in My Shoe - 3:55 9 James Gang - 3:35 10 Don't Have to Speak - 3:44 11 I Can See Now - 3:15 12 I Don't Think I Trust You Anymore - 3:33

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