There is a shade of 70s rock in The Stone Foxes' music
reminiscent of The Rolling Stones. The bands latest release
Small Fires has a raw rock flange in the guitar chords mating
a nostalgic resonance with a Southern rock blues in the tone of the
tracks reflective of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Produced by Doug Boehm
and the Stone Foxes, Small Fires has a soft rock template that
fans might find familiar.
Turbine swirls made by the harmonica enhance the bluesy tint of the
vocals in Everybody Knows. The taut drumbeats of Cotto
are vellum in psychedelic rock regalia akin to vintage Rolling Stones
as the gusty whips of the chord patterns in Ulysses Jones
refract around the vocals. The synchronization of the guitar and organ
in the title track protract a 70s hard rock charge wheedling
a raw rock flange in Cold Wind.
The Southern rock sound of Goodnight Moon adjusts to
surge a melodic rock vibe in Talk To Louise creating a
fusion of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and
The Hives. The mournful tone of the piano keys in Battles,
Blades And Bones complements the reflections made in the verses,
We need someone to sing because we turned everything to battles,
blades and bones. Its the most moving track on the album,,
evoking emotion in the listener.
The Stone Foxes hold a torch for the blues rock sound of the 70s.
The record might seem like boilerplate material from forty years back,
but at least the band pays homage to what is best about that era of
rock and they do a fine job of not only replicating it but modernizing
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