Skelter | Boomstick

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by Skelter

NYC-based Skelter combines Britrock sensibilities with splashes of '70s Punk - think Oasis filtered through The Who's "Live at Leeds" album, with just a hint of the Ramones and The Jam.
Genre: Rock: 90's Rock
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1. NYC
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2. For What It's Worth
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3. Don't Tell the World
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4. Suffolk Girl
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5. Hideaway
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6. Thousand Years
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7. First Rays of Sun
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8. Summer of Our Lives
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9. Roll It Over
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10. Fade
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11. Mysterious Track Eleven
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Album Notes
The beast that would eventually evolve into Skelter was born in late 2001, the brainchild of three NYC comic-book-publishing day-jobbers who were asked to hastily throw together a one-off show for 200 of their fellow employees. Performing under the Nick Hornby-cribbed name "The Kathleen Turner Overdrive," the band found that they shared a musical spark. And so, they cocooned themselves in their Bloomfield, NJ rehearsal space and re-emerged in August 2002 as a loud, toothy, dangerous creature called "Skelter."

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Michael Wright, bassist Greg Ross and drummer Nachie Castro built a reputation over the following two years as one of the best live acts in New York City. Influenced by the likes of Oasis, The Who, The Stone Roses, T. Rex and The Beatles (natch!), Skelter has drawn rave reviews for their raucous shows, including a historically-blistering set at The Rock and Roll Circus Spectacular, held at Brooklyn's Coney Island in August 2004.

In November 2004, Skelter released their first album, "Boomstick." The album reflects the band's Britrock-meets-NYC Punk approach to rock and roll. From fist-clenching rockers like "NYC," "For What It's Worth" and "Hideaway" to melodic pop masterworks like "Summer of Our Lives," "Thousand Years" and "Fade", "Boomstick" delivers 44-plus minutes of guitar-laden rock!

Beware the Skelts.


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Cathy Ellsworth:)

very impressive, fun to listen to and rock out!
This cd is surprisingly good!I find myself beebopping in my truck to some of the music and singing along with other lyrics. Well packaged and love the artwork!!

Paul Trimble

Great debut album
Impressive stuff for a debut album. Great songs-just cant get Suffolk Girl out of my head-and incendiary playing this album is a blast from beginning to end. Two thumbs up!

The Goodz - 88.1 FM - WXBA Radio

Simplicity and Complexity Rolled Into One
"Suffolk Girl" is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. I can't play it on the air without heavily editing it, but it's just genius! That's just my personal favorite but the whole album is great from cover to cover, and we all know that's a really rare thing. From slow ballad-type songs like "Thousand Years" to the fast-paced catchy hooks in "NYC", this album has it all.

Liza Garelik

Classic, great sounding rock songs!
Skelter's throwing down the gauntlet with their debut album Boomstick! With a gorgeous CD package care of their comic-book-world connections, and fresh production techniques packed with great sounds, their fun songs and tight talent really shines through. This is almost hard rock, but it’s even harder to rock like this. People may turn their noses up at “classic” rock, but a classic rock band, that’s something I can get into anytime!

Steve Ulliman

Rock n' Roll in it's purest form!
Several hot tracks with thought provoking lyrics...Skelter is ready to break through to the big time with this release....The hottest rock trio since Rush!