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The Visitors Biography

The legendary status of The Ramones, New York Dolls and Television is no accident. Their fundamental albums led to the creation of a subculture that continues to thrive. Rare, though, is the band that contains the same uncompromising and unrestrained attitude of these predecessors. On their self-titled debut album, The Visitors fill twelve tracks with that same classic, simple, and essential rock and roll that changed the course of music.

On their self-titled debut album, The Visitors fill twelve tracks with that same classic, simple, and essential rock and roll that changed the course of music. Drummer Danny ranges between tight, fast, punk beats to slower, bluesy rhythms. Brian's bass playing is complex but understated and his, combined with co-frontman Brad's, vocals possess a wail that no punk rock band would be complete without. The Visitors' back-to-basics sound reminds us why the rock and roll revolution was so prosperous.

Despite their distorted guitars and fast-paced tempos, The Visitors borrow from unexpected genres: "Stop What You're Doing" is an updated rock and roll version of a 50's doo-wop tune about being reluctantly lovesick. Brad and Brian's double vocals on the track further exhibit the characteristics of the time. "My Unknown Love" keeps Social Distortion-type guitar riffs, while Brad's lyrics tell the story of an accident resulting in the loss of love, a la the 60's hit "Last Kiss" (written by Wayne Cochran, later remade by Pearl Jam).


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