Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders NME Review

1 06 2010

Here’s a reprint of my review of the Taylor Hawkins record that ran in NME a few weeks ago.

Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders

Red Light Fever

5/10

(Sony)

Boasting performances from Queen and Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters tub thumper Taylor Hawkins’ second solo effort is more of a work in progress than a complete and finished article. Comprising of classic rock riffs that will probably appeal to viewers of Top Gear, the record is a raspy, glam rock tinged effort that comes off as half-cocked as John Wayne Bobbitt. While the likes of ‘Way Down’ and ‘James Gang’ are solid enough, this is one time warp we don’t want to do again. Edwin McFee

DOWNLOAD: ‘WAY DOWN’