majestic rock and roll of SLOW MOTORCADE has been bubbling and brewing
in the back alleys of Tinsel Town under the guidance of the enigmatic
guitarist-composer Anthony Castillo, who alone or in collaboration
has written a collection of great, new arena-pop anthems. Anthony
has created a high octane engine to deliver up the musical goods by
hand-picking a star line up and forming the ultimate Hollywood Super
Group who have completed their first full length release SEX, DRAGS
AND ROCK N' ROLL.
the cocky swagger of Generation X and The Professionals with the dramatic
entrances and sweeping exits of seventies stadium-rock royalty like
Queen and The Raspberries, SLOW MOTORCADE brings back the big rock
vibe of seventies AM radio. The influence of The Beatles, Mott The
Hoople, The Who and Cheap Trick can be heard in their well crafted
while Anthony perfected his new songs, he also perfected the lineup.
Not since the salad days of Silverhead, The Babies and Max's Kansas
City has there been a musical line up capable of conveying all the
heartbreak and majesty of Slow Motorcade. Starting with lead vocalist
John Napier (Sancho, 502), who's matinee-idol good looks, classic
front man stance and salty banter conjure up shades of Rod Stewart
or Roger Daltrey. Lead guitarist Joe Hutchinson (Zeroes, Hutch) tosses
out biting crunchy licks with flashes of Derwood Andrews, Jimmy McCullough
or Mick Ronson. Bassist Derrick Anderson (The Andersons, Chewy Marble,
Rubyfish) is well known for his melodic McCartney meets Entwistle
bass lines. Drummer Thom Sullivan (Big Elf) is simply the best living
rock'n'roll drummer, bar none. And of course, Anthony (Two Bit Fortune,
Black Cherry, Spiders & Snakes) cranks out rhythm guitar Joan Jett
style to round out the big rock sound. All members of the group lend
their voices for a touch of sweetness with vocal harmonies.
Recording quickly became a full scale production. The self produced
tracks were recorded at two Los Angeles studios (The Sand Box and
The Lincoln Lounge) over a two year period, then mixed by glam impresario
Jack Atlantis (Silver Scream, Club Makeup). Jack stealthily executed
Monsieur Castillo's summery anthems with verve, gusto, teenage-bedroom
rock angst and Phil Spector/Brian Wilsonesque pomposity. Lyrically
combining a Clash-like social conscience juxtaposing with a hedonistic
Rock-Star frivolity, Slow Motorcade is throwing a party and all of
humanity is invited.
This is Pop Music on a Grand Scale!
The Good Times Roll, West Coast Revolutionary Power-Pop Rock Is Back.