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An album that will soon have you smiling, singing along, and even reflecting upon your own existence. Totally gratifying.

The simple fact that you're reading this intimates that you're a lover of Rock music, whether it be Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock; the list goes on. The minute, however, I mention "singer/song-writer", I'll guarantee many of you will immediately scurry to the next review – please don't! Irrespective of which Rock sub-genre you lean towards, we all should embrace something a little more "demure" from time to time; it's good for the soul, you know! So, ladies and gentlemen, for your delight and delectation Joey Sykes has produced an album that is worthy of your interest. "Joey who?" I hear you ask. Well, Sykes is no stranger to Rock; he's an American singer, song-writer, guitarist, and producer who has created a plethora of work for film, TV, and of course for the musically-minded fraternity (some may recall his involvement with The Babys too). The list of associate musicians on this album is vast, but all are dutifully supportive towards Sykes' vision.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Despite its self-indulgent, self-celebratory album title, 'Classic New Rock' is an album based on a simplistic format; introspective songs dealing with life-affirming issues such as love, loss, family, positivity, and survival – each one taking you on a journey (if you fully embrace the lyrics, of course). The overall sound is an amalgam of sixties' legends such as The Beatles and The Hollies et al, mixed with modern-day Power Pop. For example, 'That's American Life', 'Hide', 'I Broke My Baby' and 'Go All The Way' (originally by The Raspberries) all give a huge nod to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 'I Go There', 'Finish Line' and the catchy-as-a-fertile-flu-bug 'In Case You Wanna Know' up the tempo considerably, whilst still maintaining the "radio-friendly" ambiance that dictates throughout. Although Sykes is the principal guitarist, he never exaggerates his abilities; however, 'Everything Must Go' and 'Just Like Us' are the heaviest tracks on offer, and both prove he's no slouch when it comes to the guitar. Even the slower tracks, 'When Life Goes Right', 'It Isn't Easy' and the sublime 'He Never Cried' (about a young boy's separation from his dispassionate father) are beautifully constructed and will subliminally worm their way into your psyche.

Trust me, Joey Sykes' devotion and aptitude have certainly paid dividends here, as 'Classic New Rock' is an album that will soon have you smiling, singing along, and even reflecting upon your own existence. Totally gratifying.

Dave Crompton

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