Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pat Travers Rides The Retro Rocket!

Pat Travers' Retro Rocket
A one-time high-flyer of the 1970s-era arena-rock royalty, guitarist Pat Travers has been playing aggressive, live-wire rock ‘n’ blues music for better than three and a half decades. The Canadian-born string-bender is showing no signs of slowing down, either, taking part in the Rock Legends Cruise in February and booking a U.S. tour for March and April in support of his upcoming studio album, Retro Rocket.

On March 17th, 2015 Cleopatra’s Purple Pyramid Records will release Travers’ Retro Rocket, a nine-song LP or eleven-song CD that includes “Lead Me Home,” the theme from The Walking Dead TV series, as a bonus track. On this new slate of songs, Travers pulls inspiration from his vital, essential late 1970s albums like Heat In The Street and Live! Go For What You Know, providing each of these new performances with scorching guitars and whiskey-soaked vocals.

Travers isn’t just revisiting his glory days, but rather building upon his earlier success with a red-hot slate of performances that tie the past and present together. During the mid-to-late ‘70s, Travers was a bona-fide guitar hero. Beginning with 1977’s Makin’ Magic, Travers released a string of acclaimed, fast-charting albums: 1979’s Heat In The Street and Live! Go For What You Know (#29 on the charts), 1980’s Crash and Burn (#20), and 1981’s Radio Active (#37) that made the guitarist a hot draw on the stadium circuit (and subsequently influenced young musicians like Metallica’s Kirk Hammett).

Although Travers’ commercial star waned during the late 1980s and into the ‘90s, he’s continued to tour the U.S. and Europe and record, with nearly three-dozen studio and live albums to his credit. Retro Rocket is a fitting follow-up to 2013’s Can Do and should be a heck of a lot of fun!     

Pat Travers' Retro Rocket track list:

1. I Always Run
2. Searching For A Clue
3. Who Can You Turn To
4. Up Is Down
5. Mystery At The Wrecking Yard
6. You Can’t Get Their From Hare
7. I Am Alive
8. I Wanna Be Free
9. Hellbound Train
10. Looking Up [Live]*
11. Lead Me Home (Theme from The Walking Dead)*

* CD only track

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