Sweet Justice

Sweet Justice

by Sweet Justice

CD

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Overview

Sweet Justice

Frank Meyer is a man who loves his rock & roll, as anyone who has ever lent an ear to his work with the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs already knows, but his definition of the term goes beyond mere faster-and-louder blamalama, and the self-titled debut album from his new band Sweet Justice moves past the old-school punk sounds of the Cheetahs into plenty of tasty new directions. Teaming up with ex-ADZ bassist Bruce Duff and drummer Chris Markwood (who kept time for the Bellrays), Meyer and Sweet Justice deliver the high-powered goods on tunes like the bitter "Sold Me Out" and the blazing "Blood and Alcohol," but the trio offers plenty more for your entertainment dollar -- straight-from-the-gut blues ("True to You," "Travellin' Blues"), '70s style party shakers ("Outta Site," "Last Night"), Thin Lizzy-on-speed power ballads ("Johnny Rico and the Kid"), deep-space dub ("Hey Christina"), and high-gloss pop production pieces ("If You Look Like a Star," with guest vocals from Save Ferris belter Monique Powell). For some bands, eclecticism is a code word for not knowing just what you want to do, but Sweet Justice sound firmly committed and confident on all 13 tracks, and with good reason -- these guys have damn good songs, they play 'em with passion, skill, and just the right touch (no matter which direction they're going), and they're not so interested in worrying about what they "should" be doing as they are in making a great record. And that's just what they've done: Sweet Justice is a very impressive calling card for a band's first turn at bat, and while they could go any number of places from this starting point, it's hard to imagine many of 'em not being well-worth hearing. Impressive stuff, even if the prior resumes of the guys on board mean nothing to you.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
Label: UPPERCUT RECORDS
UPC: 0880336000970
catalogNumber: 9

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweet Justice   Primary Artist
Paul Roessler   Organ,Piano,Sampling,Guest Appearance
Bruce Duff   Bass,Guitar,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Vince Meghrouni   Flute,Harmonica,Harp,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Frank Meyer   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Monique Powell   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Viola
Chris Markwood   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Neel Hammond   Violin,Guest Appearance
Jen Kuhn   Cello,Guest Appearance
Derek Christensen   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Bruce Duff   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Frank Meyer   Composer,Producer
Warren Huart   Tracked By,Engineering
Jeff Zimmitti   Graphic Design
Kamil Kruta   Tracked By,Engineering
Maki Tamura   Engineer

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