Today we finally got our grubby hands on a copy of Crash Midnight’s “Lost In The City” debut album and we gave the CD (yes, those still do exist) some good spins to find out what these Boston rockers are all about. Check out out our track by track breakdown and down forget to rate it yourself on the bottom of this page. Let’s dive in!
Track 1: 151
We always love a start to a song with drums and guitars only, builds up nice anticipation…and it is well done here. Band and vocals kick in and you can’t help but tapping your foot or banging your head (not a good thing to do at work unless you work at a rock bar). Great start to the album – fist pumping rock ‘n’ roll!
Track 2: Made for the money
Crash Midnight doesn’t step on the brakes here either, sleak sexy stuff…you will hear some Motley Crue and Van Halen in the vocals – awesome!
Track 3: Welcome to Boston
Still no slowing down…you took the road to Boston and the boys welcome you with more pounding rock – arena rock material with screaming, pinch-harmonic guitars.
Track 4: Outta control
Nice changes of pace in this one…slower parts that mesh into “Welcome to the jungle”-ish goodness. Some rock & roll mayhem in this one – the title speaks for itself.
Track 5: You’re the only one
Expecting a ballad with this title? Nope – here’s a foot tapping mid-tempo number for you!
Track 6: Diamond Boulevard
Some interesting tempo changes in this one – not our favorite track on the album, but this is one that might, might grow on us! (Note: We don’t kiss ass – we would have if this was a free review copy
Track 7: City Girl
These boys don’t slow down – another fast paced rocker on which Shaun Soho’s vocal abilities really shine.
Track 8: Take it
Great guitars, a lot of Aerosmith influences in the beginning parts – and what is not to love about that? Take that track, put it on your music player of choice. Just TAKE IT with ya – I’m not leaving the house without this one anymore!
Track 9: Goin’ down the drain
Hmmm…that one passed us by a little. Guess because the album has been a rocking train so far.
Track 10: Somewhere yesterday
There it is! A break from the fast pace – needed to refresh our senses. Acoustic guitar, harmonica – great song for taking out those lighters at a show. Oh, wait – are those still allowed?
Track 11: Long as it’s free
Back to a faster pace with some slower moments, the harmonica is still there. And again, the vocals are great – nice build-ups, contrasts, very very good. I want to hear THAT live!
Track 12: Nowhere to go
Oooh…love the harmony vocal work on this guitar driven rocker. Dang, last song of the album already? Nowhere to go but to hit that “Replay” button…again.