Rock and Roll Ultra: Rock and Roll Ultra: LP

The songs and the pictures and the liner notes tell a story about a band with a community surrounding them. In 2010, Backroad Burners began as an Italian scooter club, driving to rallies and events, and then a few of the members broke away to start this band. The songs come across as pub singalongs for dark beer drinkers and history buffs who wish they were old-timey pirates. This album comes across as music for insiders. Not being a part of their community, this music falls flat on my ears, although I can only imagine that getting a pint and playing some foosball with these Philadelphians would be a damn good time.

 –John Mule (Blind Pigeon, blindpigeonrecords.com)