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New England's Kurt Baker makes some of the finest vintage sounding power pop out there. His latest single, "Rock 'n' Roll Club," is exactly what it sounds like it will be. This is just pure rock 'n' roll that heavily leans into its pop side. Of course, when we say "pop" we mean more 60's and 70's than Taylor Swift. It sounds like when the Ramones would cover classic rock tunes from the 60's, mixed with the sweetness of Big Star and the huge guitar solos of Cheap Trick. When you just want some killer rock songs, Kurt Baker is there for you.
Kurt Baker says of his new song:
"'Rock N Roll Club' is an ode to the live music venue - most notably, the dingy, dark, stale beer-smelling, sticker/poster-adorned walls of your local rock n' roll club. Where the music is always loud, the drinks are cheap(ish), and there are always great bands to be seen and friends to meet. Unfortunately in this day in age, The Rock N Roll club is an almost dying institution and this is sad. These clubs are the places where we've grown up, discovered our world of music, and have always let us musicians use their stages to play our songs. We still go there as fans too, to watch our friends and discover new acts. Without them, Rock N Roll - Punk - Alternative culture wouldn't survive. I vividly remember my first time going to a real Rock N Roll club called The Skinny - now Geno's, which coincidentally, the cover of the new album was shot. My world was changed in the best way possible because I finally felt like I could go somewhere where I belonged. This song is dedicated to Kip Brown, who wrote the song but passed away before ever completing it and recording it himself. Groups like Mott the Hoople, Kiss, and the Stooges were the inspiration musically. Under his musical and spiritual guidance from above, I finished up the track with Little Steven and KB Band in the studio, and we are honored to present it to you now, the title track, from the upcoming record - "Rock N Roll Club". Peace and Love."
You can watch the video for "Rock 'n' Roll Club" below. Rock N Roll Club is due out September 29 on Wicked Cool Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Kurt Baker, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.