The Godfathers PhotoThe Godfathers hit hard, with piercing guitars, passionate vocals and tight rhythms. Hit By Hit breaks little ground, having its roots in American and British rock (non-synth), both new and old, but like mid-period Beatles, "the music kicks ass and is inventive but remains commercially viable." "This Damn Nation," the single that received import play, is the obvious lead track, with a crafty guitar hook and relentless, driving energy. "Can't Leave Her Alone" is fast pseudo- rockabilly; "Cold Turkey," "I Want Everything" and "I Want You" are also recommended. For depth, try the plodding "Sun Arise" and the surf instrumental "John Barry. ~ Phillip Ewing, 80s Retro Music

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