The Tripwires | Makes You Look Around

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Makes You Look Around

by The Tripwires

If you're an aficionado of buoyant Brit Pub rock and classic rock n' roll, "makes you look around" is absolutely indispensable.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. Lessonpony
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2. Arm Twister
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3. Big Electric Light
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4. Monument
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5. I Was Afraid of That
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6. I Don’t Care Who You Are
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7. Comedienne
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8. Spins the Wrong Way
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9. I Hear This Music
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10. Johnny Get Gone
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11. How the Mighty Have Fallen
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12. Tulane
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13. Sold Yer Guitar Blues
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SEATTLE, WA - The incredibly talented singer-songwriter for the Model Rockets during the 90s, John Ramberg has also been known as the Minus 5's "Secret Weapon" on lead guitar and lead and backing vocals working along side Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, R.E.M.) and Peter Buck (R.E.M., Venus 3, Tuatara ). Mr. Ramberg has also written, recorded and toured with country chanteuse Neko Case.

Between four studio albums and many tours of Spain with the Model Rockets, Mr. Ramberg began work on a solo album with the help of drummer Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Ministry, Minus 5). Those sessions evolved into the formation of the group The Tripwires with his pals, Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney,The Posies), Jim Sangster (The Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, Sgt Major, The Picketts) and drummer Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees, Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Neko Case).

The group finished the album with a little help from the ubiquitous Scott McCaughey (organ, piano, bass harmonica, vocals, etc.) and Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Mudhoney, Supersuckers), who mixed and mastered it. The group has honed its blistering live show with regular gigs at
Seattle’s clubs as well as the SXSW Music Fest in Spring of 2007.

"Makes You Look Around" is a rock & roll record, but it isn't all down and dirty; it' bright, propulsive, and poppy, filled with big melodic hooks with polish that glistens at all the right moments. It's a masterful fusion of pub rock classicism, new wave pop,and pre-Beatles rock & roll - particularly Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, that bristles with energy.

From the opening rocker Lessonpony through the the glorious pop perfection of Big Electric Light, the honky tonk thunder of Monument, a barnstorming version of Chuck Berry's Tulane to the loose-limbed snap and up-beat rockabilly of the closer, Sold Yer Guitar Blues, John Ramberg and co. have created a brilliant modern rock & roll album inspired and informed by the past. Albums this effortless sounding are rare jewels. If you're an aficionado of buoyant rock & roll, "makes you look around" is absolutely indispensable!


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