L.A. Guns Debuts New Single, ‘You Can’t Walk Away’

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L.A. Guns debuted its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘You Can’t Walk Away‘ Thursday. The song is the fifth single from its album Renegades, which was released Nov. 13 through Golden Robot Records. Its debut follows that of the album’s current singles, ‘Crawl,’ ‘Well Oiled Machine,’ ‘All That You Are‘ and the album’s title track.

‘You Can’t Walk Away’ is an interesting addition to Renegades because it really defies everything that audiences have come to expect from L.A. Guns throughout its life.  Yes, there is a little bit of a ballad type of approach here.  At the same time though, the production, the choruses, and the instrumentation really throws back to the 1960s and some very distinct influence of The Beatles.  It really is the album’s most surprising and engaging work because of that approach.  That musical aspect, with all of is production and emotion works with the song’s familiar lyrical content about a relationship, to make the song even more appealing.

The noted lyrical theme is mad clear right from the song’s outset as front man Kurt Frohlich sings, “Nothing’s right/Gonna be a long way home tonight/A lover’s fight/I’ve been away too long/Another day rolls by/And it feels like an old friend/But nobody wants to do it/No one seems to care/And nobody wants to listen anyway/You can’t walk away/Something inside is telling you/Why is it so hard to do/You can’t walk away/When it all falls apart/Leave with your heart.”  The theme is made even clearer in the second verse, in which Frohlich sings, “Nobody pays your precious way/Thought it was an easy thing to do/But when you turned around something told you/Go back to where they know you/You can walk away/Something inside is telling you/Why is it so hard to do/You can walk away/Still it all falls apart/Leave with your heart.”  Keeping all of this in mind, the song’s lyrical theme remains relatively clear.  This deals with the emotional difficulties that come with a breakup.  The addition of the song’s subdued musical arrangement adds even more to the song’s overall impact.  The two elements jointly make this song one of this album’s most notable and important works.

Drummer Steve Riley talked about the song during a recent interview.

“This is a song I wrote with a friend, Tommy Holland, over 35 years ago in Chicago,” said Riley. “I brought it to pre-production for the Renegades album and the band finished it with a new chorus and some other minor changes. We are very proud of it and hope it follows in the footsteps of Ballad of Jayne.”

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‘Renegades’ Is Another Solid Return For Veteran Rock Band L.A. Guns

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Veteran rock band L.A. Guns unveiled another preview of its new album Renegades this week.  The band debuted the album’s new single ‘All That You Are.’  The album’s fourth single – behind ‘Crawl,’ ‘Well Oiled Machine,’ and the album’s title track — it is just one more example of what makes the record a positive new offering from the band.  ‘Why Ask Why,’ which comes between two of those singles early in the album’s 39-minute run, is another notable addition to the record.  It will be addressed shortly.  ‘You Can’t Walk Away’ is another intriguing addition to Renegades.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Don’t Wanna Know,’ the album’s finale, is yet another show of the album’s strength.  When it is considered along with the other noted songs, the record’s existing singles and its four remaining songs, the whole becomes a widely appealing record for rock fans across the board.

L.A. Guns’ latest album Renegades is a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s longtime fans just as much as it will more casual listeners and rock fans in general.  The four singles that the record has now produced support the noted statements without question.  They are just some of the songs that show what makes the record so appealing.  ‘Why Ask Why,’ which comes early in the 10-song record’s run adds to that appeal in its own way.  That is due in part to the song’s musical arrangement.  The arrangement in question is a straight forward, guitar-driven classic rock style opus that throws in a touch of a modern rock element for a whole that is instantly infectious and keeps listeners engaged and entertained throughout its nearly three-and-a-half minute run time.  The energy in the fiery musical arrangement serves well to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical content and its associated emotion.

The lyrical content in question comes across as a familiar story of someone dealing with a toxic relationship.  Whether that relationship is romantic or plutonic is left to interpretation, but it seems relatively clear as front man Kurt Frohlich sings in the song’s lead verse, “I don’t know everything you feel/But I know that what I’m feeling is unreal/Can you show us what’s on my mind/Will you walk the wild side blind/Why ask why/I don’t mind.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Can you reach through inner space/Will you choose to meet me face-to-face/Are you two-faced/Yeah, you get on my last nerve…Why ask why/Why ask why/So don’t mind/’Cause I don’t mind.”  A small portion of the lyrics is difficult to decipher sans lyrics to reference, but the bigger picture here is relatively clear.  The energy in the song’s musical arrangement works to help translate the feeling of frustration obviously going through the main subject’s mind.  That is especially the case considering the tone in the guitar and bass.  To that end, the pairing of the noted musical and lyrical content here is certain to help the song connect with listeners and in turn, make the song accessible.  It all comes together to make the song just one example of what makes Renegades a positive return for this lineup of L.A. Guns.  ‘You Can’t Walk Away’ is another of the album’s notable entries.

‘You Can’t Walk Away’ is such an interesting addition to Renegades because it really defies everything that audiences have come to expect from L.A. Guns throughout its life.  Yes, there is a little bit of a ballad type of approach here.  At the same time though, the production, the choruses, and the instrumentation really throws back to the 1960s and some very distinct influence of The Beatles.  It really is the album’s most surprising and engaging work because of that approach.  That musical aspect, with all of is production and emotion works with the song’s familiar lyrical content about a relationship, to make the song even more appealing.

The noted lyrical theme is mad clear right from the song’s outset as Frohlich sings, “Nothing’s right/Gonna be a long way home tonight/A lover’s fight/I’ve been away too long/Another day rolls by/And it feels like an old friend/But nobody wants to do it/No one seems to care/And nobody wants to listen anyway/You can’t walk away/Something inside is telling you/Why is it so hard to do/You can’t walk away/When it all falls apart/Leave with your heart.”  The theme is made even clearer in the second verse, in which Frohlich sings, “Nobody pays your precious way/Thought it was an easy thing to do/But when you turned around something told you/Go back to where they know you/You can walk away/Something inside is telling you/Why is it so hard to do/You can walk away/Still it all falls apart/Leave with your heart.”  Keeping all of this in mind, the song’s lyrical theme remains relatively clear.  This deals with the emotional difficulties that come with a breakup.  The addition of the song’s subdued musical arrangement adds even more to the song’s overall impact.  The two elements jointly make this song one of this album’s most notable and important works.  Together with ‘Why Ask Why,’ the two songs show even more clearly what makes Renegades an appealing new offering from L.A. Guns.  The two songs are just a glimpse into the album’s appeal.  ‘Don’t Wanna Know,’ the record’s finale, is one more of the album’s most notable entries.

‘Don’t Wanna Know’ is a good way for L.A. Guns to close out its new album.  That is because this song’s musical arrangement is pure 80s hair metal.  The light, almost bouncy feel of Scotty Griffin’s guitar work and that of drummer Steve Riley works with Frohlich’s equally loose vocal delivery to take listeners back to the heyday of L.A. Guns, Motley Crue and Poison.  It is a fun, upbeat work that is certain to appeal to plenty of listeners, especially considering the more straight forward feel of the album’s opener, ‘Crawl’ and the rest of the album’s work.  It’s like this song is a reward to listeners for having made their way through the rest of the record.  Interestingly enough, as light and upbeat as the musical arrangement is here, it makes for an interesting contrast to the song’s lyrical content.


The lyrical content that is featured in ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ comes across as perhaps an indictment of someone going through addiction of some sort.  This is inferred as Frohlich sings in the song’s lead verse, “Heard it from my best friend/Heard it on the street/What’s going down/You puttin’ me down/Sayin’ I was obsolete/Heard it from your mother/Said you’re not the same/Tellin’ lies/With bloodshot eyes/Bringing the family shame/I’ve been this way too long/Too long/Nothing right or wrong.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Heard it from your doctor/You’ve been running late…never sleep/Losin’ all your weight/Heard it on the telephone/Picked it up to call/Got no place to hide my face/Even on a bathroom wall/It only hurts my soul/Don’t wanna know/Makes me lose control.”  What is interesting here is that all of this comes across in an almost frustrated yet sarcastic fashion.  It really makes for an interesting listen, again, especially when it is paired with the song’s high energy musical arrangement.  Maybe this is meant to be someone who is fed up with hearing about what a person is doing to himself/herself through the noted supposed addiction.  This is all just this critic’s own interpretation.  Regardless, the song offers audiences plenty of reason for engagement.  It all comes together here to show once more why Renegades is such a positive return for L.A. Guns.  When this song is considered along with the others examined here, the rest of the record’s songs and its singles, the whole of the album proves the album to be a widely appealing new offering from the veteran rock band.

Renegades is an interesting new offering from the veteran rock band L.A. Guns.  Its musical and lyrical content alike offers listeners so much motivation to remain engaged and entertained throughout its nearly 40-minute run time.  That is evidenced in all three of the songs examined here.  The same can be said of the four singles that the album has now produced and the album’s other songs not addressed here.  Each song is notable in its own right to the whole of Renegades.  All things considered, the album proves itself to be another example of why L.A. Guns remains one of rock’s elite acts.

More information on L.A. Guns’ new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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L.A. Guns Debuts New LP’s Third Single, ‘Renegades’

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L.A. Guns debuted its latest single this week.

The veteran rock band debuted its new single ‘Renegades‘ Monday.  The song is the third single and title track from the band’s forthcoming album by the same name.  The album’s release date will be announced in the coming days.  It will come through Golden Robot Records.

The debut of ‘Renegades’ Monday follows the debut of the album’s first two singles, ‘Well Oiled Machine‘ and ‘Crawl.’  The latter of the pair is available to stream and download through SpotifyApple MusicAmazon, and Google Play.

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Renegades’ is a straight forward, guitar driven work that will appeal to guitar rock purists.  The guitar riffs, drumming and vocals join with the song’s bass line to lend themselves to comparisons to the rock sounds that bridged the late 80s and early 90s.  One could actually compare the arrangement to works from Billy Idol.

The lyrical theme at the song’s center comes across as focusing on the all too familiar topic of a broken relationship.  In this case, it would seem that the relationship’s end came as a result of a band touring so much.  That is inferred in the statement, “Like renegades/Gypsies on the open road…Nowhere else to roam/Disarray…forever renegades.”  Some of the lyrics here are indecipherable sans lyrics.  That aside, enough is understood to make an educated guess as to the song’s lyrical theme.

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L.A. Guns Debuts New Single, ‘Well Oiled Machine’

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Veteran rock band L.A. Guns released its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Well Oiled Machine‘ Monday.  The single is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album Renegades, which is slated for release later this year through Golden Robot Records.  The album’s release date will be announced soon.

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Well-Oiled Machine’ is a full-on 80s, guitar-rock composition that will appeal to fans of the band’s fellow 80s rock stalwarts Ratt, Motley Crue and Poison.

While the song’s art features a motorcycle with the band’s logo, and the lyrics could easily be confused with descriptions of a motorcycle, the reality is that the song’s lyrical theme appears to center on a woman. This is clear as front man Phil Lewis sings in the song’s lead verse, “I love my baby/She’s a well oiled machine/She takes me places that I’ve never seen/Movin’ fast/She’s a satellite/Rollin’ thunder through the night.”  The note of the rolling thunder, again, could lead to confusion, as could the mention in the song’s chorus of the subject having a “jet black shine/Curves like a dream/Ain’t nothing like you ever seen.”  In reality, that is more likely a description of said woman, complete with raven-colored hair and hourglass figure.  Lewis continues in the song’s second verse, “Lights out under barren skies/We fade away into the rest of the night/She cuts me deep like a vampire/Light ’em up/Set the world on fire.”  That mention of the vampire simile shows even more clearly that this is not about a motorcycle or even a car, but a woman.  Examining all of this, the woman is apparently quite the intense figure.  This is a theme that countless bands have used, and even despite that, will still appeal to the band’s fans as it takes a classic approach to the topic.

‘Well Oiled Machine’ is available to stream and download here.

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The debut of the band’s new song comes less than two months after it debuted the album’s lead single Crawl.  According to a June 10 posting to L.A. Guns’ official Facebook page, the single had received more than 100,000 streams at that time. The song is available to stream and download through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play.

The band debuted a making of video for ‘Crawl’ through Golden Robot Records’ official YouTube channel the day after ‘Crawl’ made its premiere.  The making of video is streaming here.  The song’s unofficial video, it features the band performing the single over a series of clips of the band in the studio working on the song.

More information on L.A. Guns’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.laguns.net

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A New Revenge Announces Debut LP Release Date; Debuts Video For Album’s Lead Single

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A group of veteran rockers has joined together to release a new album.

A New Revenge — Tim Ripper Owens (Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake), Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band) and James Kottak (Montrose, Warrant, Kimgdom Come) — will release its debut album Enemies & Lovers on March 20 via Golden Robot Records.

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for the album’s lead single ‘The Way‘ on Friday. The video presents the band performing its new single on a sound stage designed to present the image of the band in a live setting. Scheduling conflicts prevented Sarzo from taking part in the video’s filming, so Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Last in Line) filled in for Sarzo.

The song’s musical arrangement is a straight-forward, guitar-driven work that takes listeners back to the rock records that bridged the sounds of the late 80s and early 90s rock community.  Its lyrical content infers the addressing of a personal relationship issue as Owens sings of “fame and lies”, adding, “now you want it/I don’t need it all.”  He goes on to sing (seemingly in sarcastic tone), “I love the way you make me beg/I love the way you crush me.”

A New Revenge is scheduling tour dates in support of its debut album.  Those dates will be announced later.  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

Confirmed track listing for Enemies & Lovers
The Distance Between
The Way
Never Let You Go
Glorious
The Eyes
Fallen
Only The Pretty Ones
Enemies & Lovers
Here’s To Us
Scars

A New Enemy is just the latest project in which Owens is taking part.  He is also involved in the hard rock trio The Three Tremors.  Its self-titled debut is scheduled to be released Feb. 22 via Steel Cartel.

More information on A New Enemt is available online now along with the group’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.anewrevenge.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anewrevenge

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ANewRevenge

 

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