Album review: KYLE GASS BAND

SPV [Released 27.04.15]

Kyle Gass is one half of Tenacious D, the other half being Jack Black. This is Kyle striding out on his own, with the help of a hand picked bunch of fellow musicians.

It will come as no surprise that the lyrics are firmly tongue in cheek, or as is often the case with Tenacious D, tongue in various parts of female anatomy! This is what Steel Panther would be like if they listened to prog rock and classic rock, albeit the Kyle Gass Band would argue they are better looking. Take the song ‘Gypsy Scroll’, an epic tale laced with guitar solos and CSNY approved vocal harmonies. They even go all Led Zeppelin on ‘Dyin’ Day’ and are obviously aiming for a Grammy for the lyrics on ‘Bro Ho’.

They do no nonsense, heads down boogie well on ‘Our Job To Rock’ (the guitar riffs alone make this a must listen) and ‘Getting The Band Back Together’.

The band do create good music and the main man Kyle Gass does lay down some mean flute and recorder when required. Vocalist Mike Bray is a good find, having the sort of vocal that wouldn’t seem out of place on a long lost 70′s rock album. He actually reminds me of Blue Oyster Cult’s Buck Dharma at times.

The lyrics may be cheeky but the band are talented and the tunes do stand up to repeated listens. If you like 70′s flavoured US classic rock and Tenacious D you will enjoy this. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie

Josh Taerk’s latest Sunday Session was streamed on Sunday 22 May.

Next session: Sunday 17 July.

Check out previous videos here:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 19 June 2022.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 21 June 2022.

How to Listen Live?

Click the programming image at the top of the page (top right of page if using desktop)

Listen via Windows Media Player. Click or tap here and “open file”
Listen via other media player (eg. VLC) Click or tap here and “open file”

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is also in iTunes under Internet Radio/Classic Rock
Listen in via the Tunein app and search for “Get Ready to ROCK!” and save as favourite.

More information and links at our radio website where you can listen again to shows via the presenter pages:

Power Plays w/c 27 June 2022 (Mon-Fri)
REVIVAL BLACK Broken Home (TMR Records)
FLOYA Epiphany (indie)
TWISTER Own Worst Enemy (indie)
MODERN MIMES Down And Dead (Curtain Call Records)
TUNGSTEN Northern Lights (Arising Empire)
THE GREAT LESLIE Feel Alive (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 27 June (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 GRACE Hope (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 CLASSLESS ACT Welcome To the Show (Better Noise Music)
14:00-16:00 TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT Day By Day (indie)

Popular (last 30 days)

This entry was posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), ALL POSTS and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply