The Jersey Beat just released really great reviews of “The Double Single” and “Jump the Fence,” written by Joe Wawrzyniak. You can read the review in context here. A stellar review, and more explicit love for “Secrets of the Burgh!”
COBALT AND THE HIRED GUNS – The Double Single
This two song EP CD delivers seven minutes worth of neatly hoppin’ and harmonic country-tinged pop-rock fun. The lively tempos and jumpin’ beats keep things peppy and rousing while the robust vocals and snappy playing are both up to speed. A cool little item.
COBALT AND THE HIRED GUNS – Jump the Fence
A smooth-jumpin’ blast of pure straight-up cookin’ basic rock’n’roll, this album goes down easy with a good deal of flair and spark to spare. There’s no dreaded pretense or needless flashy razzle-dazzle to speak of. Instead we have neatly vibrant and melodic meat-and-potatoes rock that gets right down to snazzy brass tacks with admirable economy and tunefulness. The pleasant vocals, clean and crisp arrangements, and proficient playing keep things bubbling along throughout. Favorite song: The hard-groovin’ number “Secrets of the Burgh.” A solid and worthwhile album.