The Outryders are stuck in the period of late 80s and early 90s melodic guitar based pop - and happily so. They hold little regard for most of the music that came after this time. The Outryders’ Joe Algeri (Jangle Band, The JAC, Britannicas, Summer Suns) and Paul Colombini (Roadstar, Fuzzswirl, Cherrytones) play a brand of pop that is influenced by Aussie guitar bands (the Sunnyboys, Huxton Creepers et al) blended with British invasion sensibilities.
Joe has steadfastly stuck to the belief that a good pop song should be like a lustful rampage – energetic, uncomplicated and all over in a few minutes. Given this, it is hardly surprising that the Oytryders’ second single does not stray too far from its predecessor; guitars and melody delivered without pretention.
Bassist, Herb Eimerman (USA), who played on the first single, joins the ride again for the opening track, “Last Scenes” together with drummer, Stefan Johansson (Sweden). As a rhythm section they are notoriously part of Egomaniac Music’s very own ‘Wrecking Crew’.
The second track, “Thanks for Nothing”, has a subtle sixties influence and includes backing vocals from special guest, Negin Shahsavar (Sweden), who adds some sweetness to the otherwise sombre slice of jangle.
Musical trends? Ignorance is bliss.
Con The Outryders y “Thanks for nothing” (2016) se pone de manifiesto, una vez más, cómo una buena canción puede surgir de la sencillez por medio de motivos hilvanados con un gusto complaciente, añadiendo la luminosidad y la amplitud sonora de las docerolas.