Review Blowback: Highwire October 2007

Posted 01 Oct 2007 in Reviews

Slow Burning Car
Self-released CD
By Kenneth Morton

Slow Burning Car recently performed their debut show at the infamous Viper Room, and the venue was nearly packed. Little wonder, as founding member Troy Spiropoulos has made quite a name for himself in the local scene with his past projects Lighter Fluid and The Quick & The Dead.

Years of experience have matured Spiropoulos into quite an artist, as demonstrated on his imaginative project. A dozen top notch songs are included on Slow Burning Car’s debut release Blowback, each catchy and magnetic in their own stunning way. Spiropoulos has amassed a winning lineup with Slow Burning Car – and there is a lot of intrigue and wonder to be found within the highly impressive Blowback.

I Saw The Mountain is a progressive highlight, an inspiring confection that takes the listener into the stratosphere with its complex lyrics and anthem-like melodies. Farkytootle is a standout track dripping with attitude and dark humor. Grave is an introspective track about what it would have been like to be on the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into the first of the Twin Towers on 9/11. Other songs on note include King Con, Low, and the hard rockin’ title cut. Expect to hear a lot more from Slow Burning Car – the best kept secret weapon against musical apathy that our local L.A. music scene has.

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