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Band
Uncle Light
Title
Uncle Light EP
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2003
Style
Traditional
11/20/2003 - Review by: Frank Hill
A slightly harder edge though not exactly metal
Being familiar with the 60's originals (Steppenwolf, The Mindbenders, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates respectively) and even some of the cover versions of the listed songs on this Uncle Light EP, I didn't know how much I wanted to even hear it. The guitar leads in "Shakin' All Over" always rubbed me the wrong way. Thankfully, this EP was a pleasant listen.

The tracks have a slightly harder edge though not exactly metal or even Poison-level hard rock, they are electrified up to a degree. The main selling point for the EP for me was the comfort that the band plays the numbers. They nicely walk the line between being overwrought and loose without sounding like hired wedding-band performers. It's slightly infectious enough that you may find yourself humming along some of the melodies like I did. Only thing missing for me was the absence of some backing vocals. I think they would round out the songs even more.

It's a good listen that shows Uncle Light's style. Only question now is how well they can do on some originals?

1. Sookie Sookie
2. Game of Love
3. Shakin' All Over
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Frank Hill11/20/2003
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