Well my ole buddy Billy Rowe, formerly of Jetboy, is back with his clan American Heartbreak and their second full length self-titled release on Liquor & Poker. “American Heartbreak” is full of anthems of 80’s culture sing-along songs, great choruses, big time hooks and vocals by Lance Boone similar in style to Mike Peters of The Alarm.
The songs make me feel like a child in a candy store: there are so many good things that I don’t know where to start. “Somebody” is a killer opening song that will be a jukebox favorite at the local watering hole. It has big harmonies with chords by Rowe that will have your head bopping. They say that evolution is a revolving door: well, it has come full circle. Those great days of the 80’s are back… with bands like Twisted Sister, Zan Clan, Pretty Boy Floyd, Danger Danger, and many others making their comebacks in the new century.
“Raise Up Your Head” is another tune that will have you rockin’- and make sure you crank it up in the summer breeze. “Unhappy Ever After” and many of the other songs give a feel of early MÖtley CrÜe with a sleazy flare. This is one of the best releases this year so far in the pop/sleaze genre. Every song has that sensation of having longevity and will be remembered for years to come. Get this CD in your collection ASAP.
- Lance Boone - Lead Vocals
- Billy Rowe - Guitar, Vocals
- Michael Butler - Bass, Vocals
- Casey Crenshaw - Guitar, Vocals
- Johnny Cruz - Drums
- Sick N’ Tired
- Love Your Abuse
- Things Are Looking Up
- Raise Up Your Hands
- The Girl Who Knows Nothing At All
- The Last of The Superheroes (of the 1970s)
- Unhappy Ever After
- 21 & Easy (Simple Things Like Rock n’ Roll)
- Falling Angel