Recorded at Albanys Scarlet East Studio and produced by John Delehanty, the nine-song disc crackles from the big buzzing bass riff of the opening title track right through to the hooky pop-in-overdrive closer, "Close to Mine." These guys - drummer Marky Balboa and former bassist Johnny Mystery, in addition to vocalist/guitarist Gus - certainly know how to wield the ever-popular power chord with finesse. More importantly, they cleverly fuse together a down n dirty rock sound with catchy pop hooks.
Local radio has taken notice: 104.9 THE EDGE / WEQX 102.7 FM / WHRL 103.1 FM and UAlbany’s infamous WCDB 90.9 FM each have BCE in rotation. The trio also have been giving the new material a serious statewide litmus test, doing guerrilla-style jaunts to New York City and all points north and west to spread the word, drink cold beers with new fans and bust out of the proverbial everyday cage.
The current Blackcat Elliot brings to mind the stylings of raw, adrenalized, rock like their heroes The Clash, The NY Dolls, The Ramones, KISS, AC/DC, Social Distortion and Nirvana. If you like the sound of guitar driven rock than catch Blackcat Elliot live.
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