Wank – White Knuckle Ride – Album Review

Orange County pop-punk vets WANK have released their brand new 11 song album White Knuckle Ride!

Screen-Shot-2018-12-22-at-12.55.44-AM-e1545458747326.png1 – Remington
2 – Blue Skies
3 – Salvation
4 – Rollin’ On
5 – Sweet Music
6 – Believe It
7 – Shut You Down
8 – We Wanna Rock
9 – It Was You
10 – Won’t Let Go
11 – Forgiven

WANK formed in 1995 in Huntington Beach, CA. Mixing pop sensibility, rock chops, and punk energy, WANK quickly gained momentum and garnered a reputation for themselves with melodic songs and highly entertaining live shows.

In 2000, Amodeo was diagnosed with cancer, and after years of treatment, he’s back and rock ready.  WANK reunited in 2016, self-releasing their 5 song EP – On with the Show and, in 2017, added guitarist Higgins X-13, formerly of the Offspring. And for as for 2018, WANK has been in the studio finishing the new full-length album.


WANK in the studio with Chris Shiflett.

Favorite song on the album?  I am usually pretty critical of the first song on every album since it sets the tone for the entire project and “Remington” was initially my favorite after the first play through.  But after becoming more familiar with the album I’m finding myself going back to “Shut You Down”.  Final Answer – Spider, drum roll please, my gut is saying “Shut You Down”.


“Shut You Down” – Music Video

Conclusion : Everything you’d expect from a Wank album full of poppy punk with some ska and reggae rhythms that I’m a huge fan of.  Add in some harmonies, gang vocals, and classic rock style guitar solos and now you have my full attention.  White Knuckle Ride is a  very enjoyable album that fires on all pistons, hang on tight!

All songs produced by WANK✪ with Paul Miner with the exception of “Salvation” Produced by Chris Shiflett.  Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Paul Miner @ Buzzbomb Studios – Orange, CA   Buy at: http://www.wankusa.com/cd

Social Media Links:
Web: wankusa.com
Facebook : facebook.com/wankusa/
IG @ instagram.com/wank_usa
Twitter : twitter.com/wank_usa
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/c/WANKUSA

 

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