Rock n roll, the devil's music, was meant to be dangerous and DragStrip Riot aim to keep it that way. Blasting out of your speakers at 100mph, DragStrip Riot plays a stripped-down, unadulterated, and unapologetic brand of rock n roll with nods to its origins in blues, punk, garage and country. Reminiscent of the angry sounds of Link Wray's reverb-drenched guitar, the melodies and aggression of the
Misfits, the crunching riffs of AC/DC and the bluesy stomp of Bo Diddley; DragStrip Riot turn it up a notch and fly all their influences in the face of payola playlists with a fresh sounding hybrid rock n roll. This ain't your daddy's rock n roll, and it's probably not suited for anyone who likes their music "safe".
In the live arena, their intensity can be felt the moment the first chord is strummed and a leather jacket clad singer in dark glasses shouts, "We are DragStrip Riot!!!" Suddenly the drums roll in and the band kicks off at a breakneck pace, slowing down only occasionally to let the audience catch their breath, dance with their sweethearts, and gulp a beer or two.
Forging their own path while trying to remain true to what made rock n roll rebellious in its infancy, DragStrip Riot can best be summed up by paraphrasing one of their own songs: "It's the life that they live, it's the life that they love. And too much of something is NEVER enough!"