LOOKER | Born Too Late

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Born Too Late

by LOOKER

Harmony and guitar driven Rock/Pop
Genre: Pop: 50's Pop
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1. Serenade Stare
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2. Born Too Late (1978)
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3. Hey Kids
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4. Disaster
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5. Hollow Tooth
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6. Tickle My Spine
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7. Gregory
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8. Last Man
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9. Radio
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10. To the Finish
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11. Ballad of the 9th Precinct
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12. One Way Screen
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
LOOKER IS A FEMALE FRONTED NEW YORK
four piece whose sound fuses girl-group harmonies
and gritty punk riffs. The result is kinetic rock
and roll that is melodic, bittersweet, and confront-
ational. Looker’s first LP, Born Too Late, is both
a lament for a bygone time in music and a raucous
collision, loud with laughter in the dark. Recorded
and mixed in only 8 days, their signature 3 part
harmonies have a roomy, live feel reminiscent
of the Shangri-Las even as the driving tempos and
feral guitars betray a completely different history:
old school punx of ‘77 like the Adverts and the
Clash. The result is a record bursting with dance
numbers and political anthems; love ballads and
pop odes to New York City, with each song always
reflecting a unique chemistry that is Looker’s alone.

Born out of the collaboration of childhood friends
Boshra AlSaadi and Nicole Greco, Looker began
playing Lower East Side clubs (including Pianos,
Mercury Lounge and later the Bowery Ballroom)
in 2003. Since that time, with the addition of third
vocalist Rachel Smith on bass and Robbie Overbey
on drums, the band has gained a feverish local
following. East and west coast tours have spread
their influence beyond the confines of the city, and
glowing press attests to their infectious popularity.
With 2 EPs under their belt, the band is excited to
unveil an album that captures the essence of the
ferocious and supple live performance fans have
grown to expect from them.


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Chops

Rough diamond
I would describe Looker as a rough diamond. Their sound isnt polished but this band really do have a gleam which runs alongsinde some gritty guitars, this gives them a great unique sound which fans of the old new wave will love. I think that we will be hearing more and more from Looker in the future - so watch out. My fave tracks from Born too late are: To the finish and Radio.

Max Tomlinson

Catchy, guitar-driven RnR with great harmonies
I saw Looker a couple of weeks back in SF (at The Hemlock) and was really impressed with their set. Great guitars give this almost all-girl group a nice rough sound which complemented the vocal harmonies. The music really drives along and is explosive in places (think Keith Richards playing with Blondie). I picked up this CD at the show and have been playing it a lot since. Most of the tracks are very strong (Serenade Stare for one) and the singing is reminiscent of new wave.