MP3 The Sense Offenders - ROCK: 70's Rock
Double barreled original classic rock.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 70''s Rock, POP: Pop/Rock
Eric Hage of the Metroland says of the Sense Offenders:
Albany band the Sense Offenders play ballsy, macho rock that is lead by the vocal growl and songwriting sensibilities of the undeniably talented Tom McWatters. "Razor''s Edge" opens up the album with an ominous rumble that builds into a booty shaking, hard rock scrum upheld by the slashing power chords of guitarist Eric Halder and the precision clatter of drummer John Brodeur. But it''s McWatters'' feral, bluesy howl that truly marks this territory as serious business. "Loaded with my Love" mixes things up a bit by offering more of a rock&roll, not hard rock, attack that lands somewhere closely in the neighborhood of 1970''s Elvis Costello or Rockpile. Mostly though, this album is supreme "cock rock", finely executed with balls to match. Few people could drop lines like "it''s cold outside so come in soon/join the revival in my bedroom"(from "Stiff Breeze") and be taken seriously. But McWatters, with that dirty howl and all of that heavy artillery behind him(and some righteous organ), pulls it off quite well. Sure, this is dead serious "rawk", but one also gets the sense that the Sense Offenders are having a whole lot of fun living it up like Free or Bad Company did back in the day.-Erik Hage , Metroland, Albany NY
The Sense Offenders are a favorite on the albany club scene, thanks to the strong soulful vocals of Tom McWatters, and a commitment to performances that leave rooms full of tired, sweaty bodies in their wake. Behind McWatters is a group of sought-after, multitasking musicians: his brother Matt McWatters, a talented songwriter and singer in his own right, on bass; the fiery guitar leads of Eric Halder, who also leads his own classic rock influenced trio, Charmboy; Terry McClain, leader of rock misfits Guiltless Cult, on keys; and John Brodeur, of Maggie Mayday and Helctor on Stilts, on drums.
The songs of the Sense Offenders'' self titled debut cd range from aggressive chest beaters like "Razor''s Edge" and "Rebel Anthem" to funk flavored rockers like "Stiff Breeze" and "Lord Humongous", with the occasional anthemic ballad "Dear Mrs Whitman", and Elvis Costello influenced pop tune, "Loaded with my Love", thrown in for good measure.
The Sense Offenders came together in August 2005, and we released our self title debut disc in september 2007. we''ve since shared the stage with bands like Cracker, Mohair, Super 400, and the Fireflies. you''re next. if you can handle the stiff breeze, the Sense Offenders want to give it to you, hard.
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