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Ryder For What it's Worth Live EP to be Song review “Slave to Love"


For What it's Worth

Live EP to be released February 13, 2018

Song review “Slave to Love"

Allyson Kingsley Music Journalist with Boston Rock Radio



What a sweet tease this track was and an interesting side note that I will get to. Ryder is a hard rock group hailing from Queens, NY who formed in 2016 and from what I garnered on their site, will be performing in the upcoming fest Rocklahoma. The members are James Ryder (vocals, guitar), Andrew Bloch (guitar), Tim Frehr (bass) and Billy Smith (drums).  On to my story.


Nina sends me this track to review, a live mp3 of “Slave to Love" and goddamn I loved it, crisp vocals and gritty rock n roll sounded a bit like early KISS or Dokken. So of course my curiosity was piqued and I had to dig in and caught a video performance of this track from the Whisky a Go Go from 12/30/17. I loved their stage presence, they genuinely enjoy jamming together and have this majestic self- confidence. In the midst of the song review James reaches out to me mid sentence and offers me the album to review. Fuck yes.


For What it's Worth is pure balls-out fun. “When it All Comes Down” is a lean mean track that I do believe even my neighbors enjoyed as I cranked it up this morning. Drums and guitar kick it up with pulse raising steady and dirty riffs and beats. “L.O.A. Club” has a classic blues-infused southern rock flavored rhythm and oh so seductive pipes. Love it, skingasm. Closing song “Is Rock N Roll Dead" begs the answer oh hell no it isn't. I think Lemmy would have liked this one.


Right off the bat, no messing, I will state that this live EP is the epitome of a proper kick ass rock n roll band. Some people don't enjoy live albums (such a pity) but I love it raw and how it captures the engagement of the fans. Congrats on playing at the upcoming Rocklahoma this year guys. Well deserved.








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