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Monday, 29 October 2012

Record Review - The Hi-Risers

Hang Around With You

Make no mistake: The Chesterfield Kings ain’t the only good rock ’n' roll band out of Rochester, New York. The Hi-Risers have been doing their pre-British Invasion thing for several years, and Hang Around With You nicely carries on their lively, oft-tongue in cheek pop oriented rock which calls to mind everyone from Buddy Holly to The Bobby Fuller Four to The Everly Brothers… and of course, The Beatles.

‘Where’s The Life Of The Party’, ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ and the aptly titled ‘Jump Start’ will mentally transport you to The Cavern circa ’63, the cheeky ‘Watch The Monkees’ gleefully lifts from ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, and ‘I’m In Love With My Record Collection’ is definitely a sentiment with which we can all identify.  

Throw in the countrified ‘Silver Saddle Motel’ and the harmony-infused ballad, ‘All The World Can Be’, and Hang Around With You is 360 degrees of fun! 

David Bash

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