CD RECOMMENDATION: PRIDE EP by Temperance Movement
( The Temperance Movement)

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The Temperance Movement is a godsend for rock fans in the 21st Century. This band is real rock and soul. This is not an image. This is real music.

The Temperance Movement take their influences of the best of the early 70’s rock scene. Free, The Band, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, The Stones  all wrapped up in one package. This is what awaits you once you press play on the band’s Ep, ‘Pride’.  Lead singer Phil Campbell encapsulates the 70’s rock lead singer. Summoning a bit of Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Steve Marriot (Humble Pie), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company) and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) with each song.  Campbell takes the lead singer image and idea back to its roots and brings it into the now.

The guitar work of  Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer is concise and bluesy, recalling the Mick Taylor-era Rolling Stones with dash of Peter Green mystic. While the rhythm section of, Nick Fyffe on bass and Damon Wilson on drums prJimIovide the band with a rock solid foundation.  With songs like , “Ain’t No Telling”, “Only Friend”, the powerful ballad title track, the Southern rock twang of “Be Lucky” to the soul moving power of  “Lovers & Fighters “. The Temperance Movement resuscitate the blues-rock genre with vibrance and heart filled passion that is sorely lacking from even the best of the mainstream rock acts of the 21st Century. The Temperance Movement proves that good, old-fashioned rock and roll has not died. This amazing band brings it back to life. In 30 years, This band will still sound great, whereas most of the other musical offerings out today will be long forgotten, and more than likely, unlistenable.

Highly Recommended