FROM PUNK GLOBE...
Any band from Detroit has to be mindful of the past musical history of the city. Gods in all that is even remotely fast, loud, and soulful, MC5, Iggy, Alice etc... Now whether a band chooses to ignore, embrace or just bite off it is the question.
The Ruiners have embraced it's hometown rock n roll heros and not only honored them but have made fans of many of the musicians they grew up watching. A Ruiners live performance is the stuff you tell your kids about,and this is where they do things best. The bands last record Happy Birthday Bitch did a wonderful job capturing the bands energy and excitement. How in the heck can producer Tino Gross (Funky D Records,Howling Diablos) expect to top it?
They decided to write songs right in the studio and record em live, fresh off the shelf. Risky approach for most but the end result with The Ruiners latest platter "Shake Rattle & Moan" is in my opinion the best effort yet from the band. You will hear a band let loose with more a vintage sound, wider vocal expanses,deeper grooves,and like everything The Ruiners do, Its loaded with an extra large portion of fun. Quite a few sing alongs here-- Read the Full Review Here