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The Russian Wilds

by Howlin Rain

The Russian Wilds by Howlin Rain

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The Russian Wilds

by Howlin Rain

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Label: American Recordings
Slip into your vintage bell bottoms, boys and girls. Howlin Rain return with another groovy platter of hard-rock revivalism (their first for Rick Rubin's American imprint, incidentally). The references come thick and fast: Santana, Free, Allmans, even a little Wishbone Ash. But the 1970s-era template the band most loves to emulate is that of the shaggy, bluesy, sub-Zeppelin boogie beast, think Cactus and Leaf Hound. Numerous jams break the six-minute mark; this, of course, is mandatory seeing as how singer Ethan Miller enjoys unloading philosophical treatises on the open road and hard times.

About This Album

Slip into your vintage bell bottoms, boys and girls. Howlin Rain return with another groovy platter of hard-rock revivalism (their first for Rick Rubin's American imprint, incidentally). The references come thick and fast: Santana, Free, Allmans, even a little Wishbone Ash. But the 1970s-era template the band most loves to emulate is that of the shaggy, bluesy, sub-Zeppelin boogie beast, think Cactus and Leaf Hound. Numerous jams break the six-minute mark; this, of course, is mandatory seeing as how singer Ethan Miller enjoys unloading philosophical treatises on the open road and hard times.

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About This Album

Slip into your vintage bell bottoms, boys and girls. Howlin Rain return with another groovy platter of hard-rock revivalism (their first for Rick Rubin's American imprint, incidentally). The references come thick and fast: Santana, Free, Allmans, even a little Wishbone Ash. But the 1970s-era template the band most loves to emulate is that of the shaggy, bluesy, sub-Zeppelin boogie beast, think Cactus and Leaf Hound. Numerous jams break the six-minute mark; this, of course, is mandatory seeing as how singer Ethan Miller enjoys unloading philosophical treatises on the open road and hard times.