Punk and rock n' roll reviews from Lord Rutledge and friends
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Meet Tom Baker & The Snakes!
In the grand tradition of Boston rock n' roll, Tom Baker & The Snakes love guitars so much that they need three of them going at the same time (or four if you count the bass!). That's a whole lot of loud - something I wholeheartedly endorse! Featuring members of bands like Worshipper, Watts, Township, The Dirty Truckers, and Gymnasium, this Somerville, Massachusetts outfit recently released a digital EP on Rum Bar Records in advance of a full-length album due out later this year. The EP is called 4 Stars, and it's well worth checking out if you like no-bullshit barroom rock n' roll in the Rolling Stones/Faces mold. From the full-on sonic blast of "Waitin' For Nothing" to the hints of a softer side on "Doll Eyes" to the glorious Replacements worship of "High And Tight", 4 Stars shows multiple facets of Tom Baker & The Snakes. It's the perfect EP to blast on your front porch this spring while you sip a cold one and enjoy the weather. My only real complaint is that I'm left wanting more. I guess that's not really a complaint at all! Expect a full-length album this fall!