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Album: Live To See Tomorrow

Artist: The Nailheads

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For Fans Of: Ramones, The Clash, Johnny Cakes & The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso

Review: All aboard The Nailheads express! You don't wanna miss this ride! Hailing from Montreal, Canada, the band are back with their fourth full length album. Live To See Tomorrow is a musical journey that covers a variety of influences, styles, and instruments. Harmonicas, pianos, bongos, and horns? Absolutely!

"Some people just stay the same," sings Ritchy Nails, "cause they're all too scared..." Songs such as "Waiting For Dawn" break the six minute mark and highlight the bands incredible variety of influences such as The Ramones, The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Jones, Motown, & more. This is a band that is not afraid to experiment, although "experiment" is probably the wrong word choice because nothing feels stretched or out of place. The influences are diverse, but rock n' roll is the glue that binds them together in a neat little package.

"Kill Or Be Killed" is a straightforward rock n' roll energy track. "Nothing Comes Easy" busts out the harmonica for a little bit of the blues. "Do The Charlie" is a modernized version of soulful oldies from the 50s and 60s that will get your feet moving.

"There's Coming A Day" is another lengthy track that takes the listener on a trip that transitions from rock n' roll ballad to gospel sing-a-long reminiscent of Billie Joe Armstrong's take on The Temptations' hit song "Shout!" during live Green Day shows in the early 00s.

"Nothing Left To Lose" is a somber tune that makes me want to call in my tab, unhitch my horse, and ride off in to the sunset. The only problem is that in the not too distant future, the only thing to unhitch outside the local watering hole will likely involve the unplugging of an electric vehicle from a parking stall.

Live To See Tomorrow is an album that brings to mind images of sippin' on whiskey in a wood-stained pub while reminiscing on decisions made long ago. For your next drink, might I recommend The Nailheads special; one part punk, two parts rock n' roll, mixed with a dash of country, soul, and gospel.

Rating: 8 / 10 - Punk influenced old time rock n' roll is alive and well with The Nailheads unique blend exhibited on Live To See Tomorrow.

"Kill Or Be Killed"

"Live To See Tomorrow"