A nice slice of true-blue classic rock Steve Lungrin brings heart and soul to “Keep This Party Rollin’”. The sound dominates for they harness a force of nature. Volume is a must for this is a sound that you have to feel. Best of all, the lyrics touch upon this sense of history that is portrayed in vivid detail. Riffs rock the entirety of the piece for they show off a masterful knowledge of hard rock, country, the blues, funk, and a whole slew of other styles woven neatly together into a singular whole.
The revivalist spirit works to Steve’s strengths, for he takes a page out of the White Stripes’ book. Everything about the sound has a streamlined yet equally bombastic approach. Instruments here possess a degree of fire about them, one that helps power it through. Beyond this there is a late 70s/early 80s flavor to the way he constructs the arena-filling anthems. In this respect, the bluesy tact draws deeply from some of the Rolling Stones more intense compositions, for these tracks are true party-starters.
With “Time for the Show” he sets the tone for what follows, featuring a muscular groove that opens things up on a high note. Keyboards offer a tender tone on the love-filled “Mia Dawn” with a nostalgic tinge for good measure in the style of the one who got away. Sung in such confidence “It’s What You Do” holds nothing back as piano and organ become one. On “Second Round Draft Pick” a gospel sound enters the equation helping to lend it an aura of realism. Quite romantic “(“Let’s Make) Tonight About Tonight” has a pared-down intimacy, one that gets fully reflected in the lyrics. The somber “Downtown Main Street Shoppe” explores the sadness of so many main streets across the world, of being forced out of business by international conglomerates.
By far the highlight of the trip comes from “Everything You Do”. His voice features a reassurance to it, full of a sense of bliss. Tickling the ivories imbues “I’d Rather Be Rich” with a glee, one that helps to underpin the humorous verses that race on by. Chilled-out late-night atmospherics enter into the mix with the gentle glow of “I Knew It Was You”. The title track “Keep This Party Rollin’” features tremendous interplay for the entire band bursts through in full swing. Bringing it all home is the reflective stance of “When a Story Ends”.
Steve Lungrin sings from a life lived to the absolute fullest on the stunningly powerful “Keep This Party Rollin’”.