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Big Engine-Shot Like A RocketStraight off a stint at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, southern rockers have just released their fourth studio album, Shot Like a Rocket via Pavement Entertainment.

Bandmates Tony Mikus and Hans Oellerich have put together 14 tracks of good-time party rock with a Southern twinge. When you read a track listing with titles such as Call Me For a Good Time, Party Like a Rock Star, Shake That Thing, and That Girl’s a Freak, it’s clear that the band doesn’t take themselves too seriously. These songs surely do well with a drinking crowd out to have a good time at a biker rally.

In addition to the fast-paced tunes,   also shows their soft side on some sweet ballads like Sister Mary, Not Your Fool, and No More Time. The latter is a highly sentimental song reminiscing after the good times after the loss of a friend. Throughout, Mikus’ clean, powerful vocals are center-stage. This band is high energy, and it surprising that they are not yet better known names in the industry.

While the album is a great one to pop in the CD player and listen to with your windows down, the high energy rock seems best suited for a live performance with a crowd ready to party. If you have the opportunity to make it to a show, be prepared to raise your glass, raise some hell, and sing along on their catchy choruses. Because as they say in the song Burn It Down, “rockin’ is our policy.”

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