Loud Planet wrote :
The Hydromatics are just a little bit too polished to call themselves a ‘garage band’, but nevertheless their sound is raucous and energizing. This rock ‘n’ roll combo, hailing from both Detroit and Amsterdam, sound a little like Zen Guerrilla, with elements of bands such as the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Dylan.
The band’s first album featured the Hellacopters’ Nick Royale on drums, but he has since parted-company with the band due to his other commitments. Formed by Royale, guitarist Tony Slug of punk band the Nitwitz and vocalist Scott Morgan of the Sonic Rendezvous Band, ‘Powerglide‘, like their first album, features new versions of Sonic Rendezvous’ songs, plus seven newly written cuts.
From the high-energy rock ‘n’ roll spirit of tracks like ‘Ready to Ball‘ and ‘Love and Learn‘, to the soulful ‘Soulbone‘ and the horn-filled ‘Tumblin’ Down‘, this is back-to-basics rock music, from a time when musicians loved to simply jam, and vocalist would sing with passion and heart.
Check out the tracks ‘Sweet Nothing‘ and ‘Hustlin‘ for that retro vibe you thought you’d never hear again !
Thirty-years ago this band might have made history, but I guess that today they will be appreciated by only a select and privileged few.