The Redwalls; The Redwalls

By: Tim Dwenger

Since their first album, Universal Blues, was released back in 2003, critics have focused on the undeniable Beatles influence on The Redwalls. With the release of their self-titled third album (Mad Dragon), The Redwalls show that despite the experience and maturity that comes with years together, they've remained true to their British Invasion sound. Tracks such as "Hangman," "Don't You Wanna Come Out" and "They Are Among Us" are highly reminiscent of McCartney’s “Helter Skelter,” while the rest of the record doesn’t stray far from the Fab Four.

The Redwalls don’t have the benefit of a songwriting team that holds a candle to Lennon and McCartney, however, they are cranking out late '60s style garage rock that is chock full of simple hooks, danceable beats and themes of adolescent love and angst. It can be argued that The Redwalls are doing little more than mimicking an established sound, but they are doing it well. If you're looking for an original sound you might want to pass this by but if you’re a fan of late '60s/early '70s British rock & roll this album is right up your alley.

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[Published on: 1/10/08]

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barnylee starstarstarstar Fri 1/11/2008 11:30AM
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barnylee

I don't know much about this band, or the album, but their one tune, "Modern Diet" ROCKS!!!!!! What an awesome tune! Like many great hit songs can do, I predict "Modern Diet" will take these guys to big heights! Hope there's more good music with it! It's catchy, and not for everyone...here's the video of it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYz_8Z_A0XE