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by 1RKO FirstRoundKnockOut

Power energy classic rocknroll Kiss meets ACDC meets Def Leppard
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Fox on the run
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2. One more time
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3. Right now
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4. So alive
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5. The man
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6. Hand in hand
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Album Notes
In our current landscape, singers don't sing, they lip-synch; players don't play, they pantomine to backing tracks. Many artists act as if its an imposition to perform to their fans, and it shows. Enter First Round Knockout (1RKO). With over 49,000 hits on their website, 1RKO is proving that authenticity does matter. With raw musicality, infectious energy and the purpose to headline stadiums, the band is at the peak of their expression staking out the territory where talent does make a difference. The name 1RKO comes from the notion and the mission of re-creating the original larger than life experience that rock n roll is supposed to bring. An explosion of strength ,and emotion. When asked to describe their approach to their work, they see it as a process of discovery, where you are naked, authentic, ignore trends and take the bull by the horns. Whether its Simon belting one of his scorching melodic vocals or furiously playing lead guitar, Brian shaking the ground with his larger than life bass, Derek making your hair stand up with his tone from hell, or Rich banging the crap of his drum kit, 1RKO is the real deal. A band that can really play with chops to bring the house down. Simon, a citizen of the world raised in Rio, is a veteran of the rock scene in Los Angeles. He's been the subject of bidding wars, and deals with Warner Bros., Columbia, and Interscope on his own ,and with his former bands, Jailhouse, Grind and Flood. Their music videos played regularly on MTV and on MTV's Headbangers Ball. Arguably one of the oft-told success stories of the Sunset Strip, Jailhouse played sold out nights back to back when their debut album came out, selling over 50,000 units for the fledgling Restless Records label. Simon joined forces with Brian Spang, a talented long-time friend from the Bay area who is heavly influenced by 70's funk bass players, and new wave jagged-style bass lines. Brian has also released two records with his previous band for a major label. Derek, another one of Simon's long-time friends, who hails from Nashville, came into the picture bringing his aggressive rhythm guitar playing, tone and energy. He is also a visionary when it comes to rock n roll, projection ,and style. The last one to join, Rich Sacco, a native of Buffalo, brings his dynamic, solid, hard-hitting drum style to the band in a way which closes the circle. Simply put, if you please yourself, you are going to please others. 1RKOs music can be heard at : http://www.myspace.com/1RKO
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Good rock n'roll !
If you like good rock n'roll, this EP is for you !! Everything is combined to please you !! Good music, good musicians, a charismatic leader ( hi Simon ! ), a great voice, four men who deserve to be known all over the world !!
So click on CD BABY, and buy this EP !! Treat yourself : you won't regret it, believe me !!!
I'm gonna listen to this record... one more time !!!


Loved it!
Got the cd in a timely fashion, and it's KILLER! I cannot wait to hear more from these guys, and wish them ALL the best luck in the music industry. Doing my part to get them known, here in Austin, Tx.

cesar colnago

you are great


Rock N' Roll
You won't regret buying this Cd. These Guys are so good. They should be known all over the world. You can buy it, believe me

Laurie Brown

Fantastic CD!
This CD rocks my world! LOVE IT!!! One more time is my favorite song on this CD. 1RKO is one very talented band! I am looking forward to their tour dates and another amazing CD release.

Thanks CD Baby for the outstanding service.

motley sue

i thought the cd was awsome everything about it was great if your into 80's soun

The Big Z

Just Buy It !!!!
Just go out and buy this CD. It is awesome and these guys are gonna be really massive soon.
The opener, Fox on the Run is a great cover, but the stand out track is One More Time - this is just a classic rock track and will no doubt really take 1RKO places.
So to summarise...I love the CD !!!

"Angel" Parker

Great and solid rock!
Wow! Good, solid, basic rock! It is so grounded and I felt captivated from the first chords of their cover of Fox On The Run. I wonder if they do an acoustic of One More Time…. Six songs, but what great songs. I definitely hear their musical influences emerging in their own material and the words have something to say. Only a few new bands leave me wanting to hear more - I want more Right Now! Can’t wait for the next release!

Mary Anne Keefe-Nadel

Awesome cd - 1rko fab!! will order from cdbaby again they were great!
Thanks cd baby for the super fast shipping and the great care you took to ensure my satisfaction! 1RKO are a fantastic group the cd rocks. It is so wonderful to have a fresh band with a classic rock sound. It is already downloaded on my IPOD and played often. Please come east so we can enjoy you live!! - Be well, Mary Anne

Angie Myers

The cd is great. I wish the band would come to St. Louis, they would be worth seeing. I plan to look them up when I go visit my cousin in CA. I will share this with all my friends here in St. Louis. Rock On!
(Simon Is So Hot!!)
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