Punk and rock n' roll reviews from Lord Rutledge and friends
Friday, August 14, 2020
The Idolizers - self titled
Tonight I've got something for you to crank up loud! The Idolizers hail from New York, New York and play real deal punk rock and roll. Their four-song self-titled EP released today on Rum Bar Records. Combining all the best elements of '70s punk, '60s garage rock, and good old rock and roll, these four tunes bring the energy and power big time. I'm talking thundering riffs, ripping lead guitar, and a rhythm section that absolutely smokes! "Stranded Again" is on the harder side of punk rock and roll, with big nods to the Stooges and MC5. "Golden Days" is up-tempo and infectious - recalling that moment in time when you had faith that the Devil Dogs and Humpers were gonna save the world. "Exile on Pain Street" brings to mind the Rolling Stones (of course!) by way of the New York Dolls and Hollywood Brats. It's glam-tastic! "She's a Killer" is a hard rocker in an early KISS vein, and there's nothing wrong with that at all! If you dig punk rock and roll (and in particular, New York style punk rock and roll), you'll wanna check out The Idolizers for sure. Spiritually, they're well-aligned with label mates The Hi-End. Hopefully when the world returns to some semblance of normalcy, those two bands will play tons of shows together and spearhead Rum Bar's next step towards world domination. This is rock and roll, folks!