By Joshua Wallace
2019 is a banner year for southern rock. The Drugstore Gypsies take southern rock influences and mix it with classic rock like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin or AC/DC. If you like your southern rock heavy, this band is for you. They have riffs for days and this album proves it. Easy Access is their sophomore effort following up their self titled 2017 debut. I was very high on that record as well and if these two albums are any indication, this Texas band is one to keep an eye on.
“Never Settle” kicks the album off hot and heavy with a blazing solo that kicks off the track before settling into one of many thick riffs on the album. This track is pure pedal to the metal rock n’ roll and I like it. Switching things up a bit, “End Of The Show” is more of a ballad track that proves the band is about more than just riffs. This track is about a certain kind of connection fans can get with a band they see live, but probably not the connection you’re thinking of. It’s a fun track to switch things up a bit from the heavy rock throughout the rest of the album.
“Let The Night” opens up with another killer riff before the song goes into a Rolling Stones kind of groove. This track is also a great showcase for Duke Ryan’s great vocals. Another favorite is “Take It From Me” which starts off with some awesome piano work before settling into a bluesey slow jam. It’s a nice showcase for John Wilson on the keys. Finally, “Lady Of The Night” kicks things off with some cowbell before settling into a thick rock riff. This band has riffs for days and this album shows it. I dig the solo on this one.
The Drugstore Gypsies have released one hell of a rock n’ roll album. They pull from a lot of different influences including southern rock, classic rock and the blues. I hope to check them out live some time soon, I missed them the last time they came through my area but I won’t make that mistake again. Easy Access is available everywhere you can find good music as of Friday February 22, 2019.
Favorite Tracks : Never Settle, End Of The Show, Take It From Me, Let The Night, Bat City, Lady Of The Night,
The Drugstore Gypsies – Easy Access (2019)
- Never Settle
- The Rapture
- End Of The Show
- Take It From Me
- Let The Night
- Bat City
- Lady Of The Night
- Comin’ Around
- Run And Hide
- Right On The Money