Street Light Suzie

Rock Box

Texas Platters

Street Light Suzie

The Red Album

While it lacks the rawness of their live show and previous release, Street Light Suzie's sophomore disc is tight and purposeful. Produced by Guns N' Roses alum Gilby Clarke and buttressed by a second guitarist while starring Wiley Ross' dense rasp, The Red Album's hard rock stabs at commercial success – or at least 101X airplay. With a bigger sound that sands off the debut's jagged edges, eight low-life anthems and a Chris Isaak cover maintain dive status before taking a left turn with the melodic "Drunk n Lonely" and ending on a solid piano jam. **.5

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Jeremy O'Bannon
Letter Home (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, July 15, 2016

Texas Platters
Justin Stewart
City Fox (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, July 15, 2016

More by Kevin Curtin
Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler
A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

July 29, 2016

Playback: Gourds Co-Leader Jimmy Smith Heads to Montana
Playback: Gourds Co-Leader Jimmy Smith Heads to Montana
On Austin: "It doesn't suck at all"

July 29, 2016

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)