Ryan Oyer has released a single from his upcoming album Pin Up Queens and Silver Screens, and if it is any indication of what is to come, then this is going to be one blistering album. The tune is “Rock N Roll” and the extremely likeable and generally mild-mannered Oyer is joined by a who’s who of heavy hitters from Chattanooga.
Danimal Pinson and Butch Ross sit in with Oyer on guitar. Although I can’t tell which is which from the recording I can tell you that someone brought an economy-size can of whoop-ass to the studio. The guitar work is the kind of gritty, nasty, dangerous-sounding stuff that scares the right kind of people.
The well-respected Michael McDade joins in on bass (that guy is everywhere). Todd Garland beats the living sin out of the drums and that big ol’ cuddly teddy bear of destruction Travis Kilgore sings (yells?) harmonies.
It is a genuine all-star line-up, a Chattanooga Super Group if you will, expertly recorded by Adam Townsell and John Perdue at MTSU and mastered by Charles Alison at Spanner Sound.
The whole piece hearkens back to the glory days of mega-star rock, right down to the (not too subtle) double-entendre lyrics. No drugs to be found, but this tune has sex and rock n’ roll in spades.
The track is available on iTunes, Spotify, and on ryanoyer.com. There’s a promo video on YouTube. Find it, listen to it and when the album drops, buy it.