CMJ New Music Report review

	"Have you ever daydreamed about life as a Hell's Angel? Have you ever wanted to hop on a Harley without a helmet, rev the 

engine and trek across the country's backroads with the wind ripping through your shoulder-length locks? If "Live To Ride, Ride

To Live" is your motto, then New American Shame is your soundtrack.  The gasoline-drenched vocals of Johnny might have been 

ripped from vintage AOR airwaves, but they're set ablaze here and aided by New American Shame's sweltering chops and torrid guitar 

solos. Though the band sounds like the bastard child of German metal warlocks the Scorpions and Southern rock 'n' boogie kingpins

the Black Crowes, Johnny and his boys have somehow breathed new life into arena rock. These easy riders are armed with the type of 

foot-stomping anthems that many of today's so-called "rock" bands sorely lack."  CMJ 3/15/99, pp.24-25.

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