The "New Band To Burn One To" today is The Hot Rails.
"If the Hot Rails lived in their proper decade--the Excessive 70s--their liner notes would be the tale of a winding discography lost to the winds of stoned history, now championed by victorious historians.
The penultimate 70s hard rock band featuring blazing guitar riffs, twin lead guitars shredding seamlessly through chuggin’ rhythms: The Hot Rails are an unapologetic, head-banging salute to the days of American beers, cigarettes, naked lady mud-flaps, and rock’n’roll. This is not to say they are a throw back or an homage, but more a continuation.
Having somehow managed to bring their booze-addled antics across the Midwest and down to DIY SXSW Festival 2008 and 2010, threatening to drive audiences and the band themselves to the brink of deafness, if not annihilation. Having played shows with a wide variety of acts from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to Gil Mantera's Party Dream; LA Guns to The Electric 6 and from Mooney Suzuki to Fastball; these superheroes of rock are looking to increase their loyal audience of rock lovers while continuing to create more hard driving rock’n’roll.
The Hot Rails neither condone nor condemn, neither celebrate nor take caution. They are the high spark of low brow."
Want to know what happens when you add a little bit of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and a cupful of 80's LA sleaze into a blender? I'll give you a clue. The Hot Rails! This band from Cleveland, Ohio knows only one thing and that is how to rock. The Hot Rails music is raw, passionate and full of energy. Twin lead guitars, rollicking drums, and a singer that sounds like he's had one too many cigarettes, adds to the fury that is The Hot Rails. More cowbell please!