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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cherie Currie Rides Down The "Blvds Of Splendor" & The Dodies Are In For "One Hell Of A Ride"
Former lead singer of the all-female rock band The Runaways, Cherie Currie is ready to release her new solo album "Blvds Of Splendor" with the help of some friends. The album was produced by former Guns N Roses and The Cult drummer Matt Sorum and sees Currie working with the likes of Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Slash (Guns N Roses) and even actress Juliette Lewis.
Cherie kicks off her new release with the punk-like fury of "Mr. X," which features the blazing guitar work of Slash and a steady bass drive by Duff McKagan, as the album comes blasting right out of the gate. She adds a more rock and roll swagger to her new album with the classic seventies romp of "Roxy Roller," before the edginess of "You Wreck Me" is burst of raw energy that is the perfect setting for Cherie's vocals. She takes a step back from her hard rock attack for the more melodic feel of the title song "Blvds Of Splender," which has Billy Corgan's influence slathered all over it. One of the outstanding tracks on Cherie Currie's new release is an updated remake of Tommy James' "Draggin' A Line," which feels like an anthem for Cherie approach to her new musical endeavors. She finishes her album with the aggressive hard rock attack of "Breakout" and the acoustic bluesy ballad "The Air That I Breathe." The digital release of the album includes three bonus tracks, including the big guitar sounds of "What Do All People Know?" and the simple, effective punk energy of "Gimme." The final track is "Queens Of Noise," which features Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle and The Veronicas, paying tribute to late Runaways drummer Sandy West. To find out more about Cherie Currie and her latest release "Blvd Of Splendor," please visit cheriecurrie.com.