The Parlor Mob - And You Were A Crow

They may be burning bright with desire, however, The Parlor Mob are distant copies of their still vivid latter-day heroes.

Album Review by Paul Neeson | 05 Mar 2009
  • The Parlor Mob - And You Were A Crow
Album title: And You Were A Crow
Artist: The Parlor Mob
Label: Roadrunner
Release date: 16 Mar

Named after a notorious 18th-century New York gang, it’s apparent that New Jersey bad boys, The Parlor Mob, are dead keen to impress their riotous rock persona upon us before the needle even hits the groove. And given their reputation on the other side of the pond for anarchic live outings and a love for bands like Zeppelin, the Stones and Kings of Leon, they’re at least glaring in the right direction for a fight. However, beneath the mob-handed rumble of debut album, And You Were a Crow, their back-to-basics, classic rock 'n' roll sounds somewhat jaded. And, by the time the all mouth, no emotion posturing of The Kids finishes up, it’s only four tracks in, squarely on its knees and begging for some fresh ideas. They may be burning bright with desire, however, outside the live arena, The Parlor Mob are distant copies of their still vivid latter-day heroes. [Paul Neeson]

The Parlor Mob play The Twisted Wheel, Glasgow on 13 Mar.

http://www.myspace.com/theparlormob