This is Rock ‘N’ Roll in 2015. Labor of Love is just a blasting good time and if that isn’t the definition of a good album, I’ve been wrong for a long time. These guys are just kick ass , no way around it, just good old rock ‘n’ roll fun and at least in the circles of those of us that still appreciate well crafted tunes, this album will make the “best of list’ for 2015. When you listen to the whole Album , you come away knowing that The Connection have a true love for the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
and if you want the Bands comments on each song, be sure to look at the links below….
from their bandcamp…
They’ve been applauded by rock pioneer, visionary, and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. They’re championed
by E Street legend Little Steven Van Zandt and heard just about every day on the Underground Garage – with 9 singles in heavy rotation, including 5 ” Coolest Songs In The World” . New England’s newest hit-makers The Connection are on a roll…
Geoff Palmer, Brad Marino, and the boys in the band recently hit the studio with legendary punk, rock ‘n’ roll icon, producer, songwriter, and historian Andy Shernoff of the Dictators. “Labor Of Love” is the soundtrack to the love child of Nick Lowe, Flamin’ Groovies, the Kinks, and Graham Parker stumbling through the Bowery with the swagger of Exile-era Rolling Stones; finishing off the night by passing out on the Ramones’ studio floor.
“Labor of Love” features scorching rockers like “Red White And Blue”; punk-rock ravers like “Don’t Come Back” (featuring resident Riverdale, Cheat, and Mope Dan Vapid on his trademark backup vox); slung-back, beer- swillin’ tales of the road like “Let The Jukebox Take Me”; and the Connection’s trademark jangly garage- power- pop of “Circles” and “Good Things”. Packing a one/two punch in under 30 minutes, “Labor of Love” is jammed with 10 soon-to-be-new classics that all the mods AND the rockers will be screaming for.
releases 24 July 2015
BRAD MARINO – LEAD AND BACKUP VOCALS, RYTHM/ACOUSTIC GUITAR , LEAD GUITAR ON TRACKS 5,6,8,9,10, BASS TRACKS 2,6,8,9,10, 12 string tracks: 5,9 PERCUSSION
GEOFF PALMER – RYTHM/ACOUSTIC GUITAR, 12 STRING TRACK 4 ,LEAD GUITAR TRACKS 1,3,4 SLIDE GUITAR TRACK 2, BASS TRACKS 1,3,5 ADDITIONAL BACK UP VOCALS
RICK ORCUTT – DRUMS/HANDCLAPS TRACKS 1,4,5,6,8.
CRAIG SALA – DRUMS TRACKS 2,3,7,9,10
KRIS “FINGERS” RODGERS – KEYBOARDS
ANDY SHERNOFF – BASS ON TRACKS 4 and 7
Zach Uncles – Pedal Steele
Dan Vapid – Back up Vox “Don’t Come Back”
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ANDY SHERNOFF
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BRAD MARINO AND GEOFF PALMER
ASCAP STOP TALKING MUSIC copyright 2015
PRODUCED BY MARINO/PALMER
Album Recorded by Geoff Palmer at Friar Park East; Jacobs Dive Studio’s and Thundering Sky by G. Palmer, C. Magruder and B. Marino