Album Review: The Stogies – No Couth No Class No Nothin’

By GDK

Who can’t dig some serious sounding flat-out balls to the ball rock n’ roll? The elderly and Dick Nixon. Well it’s a good thing that neither of their opinions matter anymore because for just over 45 minutes The Stogies play some seriously tasty rock n’ roll!

Consisting of Blake Johnston – vocals and guitar, Sean Carver – bass, Dave Driscoll – guitar, and Dave Lidstone on drums, The Stogies are riding a rockin’ train straight from hell and into your ear drums! These 4 foul-mouthed rockers from the heart of Canada have released an album that can be called nothing less than badass. Filled with catchy hooks, sizzling solos, and some memorable riffs No Couth No Class No Nothin’ is an album that belongs in everyone’s collection.

It’s clear that The Stogies took a fine-tooth comb through all of history’s greatest rockers and has taken elements and inspiration from each and mixed them into one to form their own unique sound. I’m actually not quite sure how The Stogies haven’t been signed yet. It’s no shocker that they’ve been around the block a couple times; you can hear it in the quality of the sound and the incredibly tight musicianship.

If you want to rock everywhere you go than you need this album. No matter your taste this album is necessity!

The Stogies – No Couth No Class No Nothin’ rocks and curses itself a solid 4.5 strums out of 5!

noisography

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

They haven't been signed because in spite of them all being really good players (I've seen em live), their music is just a rehash of the Stones, The Small Faces, Tom Petty and a billion other Seventies rockers. There's already a 1000 or more bands in the world that sound (almost exactly) like this. God, even Glory Hound is more original. Barely.

Anonymous said...

And another thing. Noisography, can you stop being so damn nice and liking just about every gd record that comes your way? You guys need to hire a reviewer that doesn't know half the bands in the city. Pretty hard to be objective when you might be worried about bruising a buddy's ego. Were you unloved as a child and are now seeking approval? Is that it? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

They are great, and you (who commented) know nothing about music obviously. I suggest you go back to what ever sad and depressing hole you crawled out of and continue to feel bad for yourself instead of lashing out at great talent because you were neglected by your mother in the trailer park that you called home.

Anonymous said...

Well, maybe the Glory Hound thing was a bit harsh but I stand by what I said. I did't say they weren't talented, rather I was pointing out that the particular brand of rock and roll The Stogies play is dated and tired and we've all heard it before. Great music and art has always been and always should feel of its time: Little Richard (who invented rockand roll), Elvis, The Beatles, Jimi, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, early U2, early Metallica (1st three records) etc etc. All of these bands offered something new, of its own moment in time, that made people excited and inspired. I'm certain that The Stogies aren't trying to reinvent the wheel with their music and that's fine, but its those who offer something inspiring and fresh that get noticed and remembered. I'd really rather hate their music for being too out radical and weird than for being bland. Which it is.

noisography said...

Just for the record - Noisography is actually known for being quite honest in our reviews, whether its good or bad. If you actually read our album and show reviews on a regular basis - you would know that.
We do not deal in only "good reviews". Just because we happened to come into a run of music which we enjoy, is no fault of ours.

Just because you think something sucks, doesn't mean the rest of the planet does too.
Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one.
We just share ours freely.

noisography said...

PS. GDK is from Ontario...
So he doesn't know any of these bands...

Anonymous said...

Why is it that whenever someone is dissing a young up and coming band they always go on about the amazing originality of huge, major label success stories? I loved kill em all too, but success lends credibility retroactively. Of course you can site those people for their innovations because their innovations have been proven, or at the very least adopted by the mainstream. You think there wasn't some jackass like yourself dissing Metallica when they put out their first ep? Gimme a break... those cats were hated by all the know it all jerk faces like yourself. In those days they were sighting iron maiden, priest, ozzy as the magical innovators of the time... those guys got no love in the beginning either... it's all relative. Consider too that the world today is in a state of artistic reflection. The newest freshest shit out there is another rehash of old ideas, grabbing at nostalgia as the main emotion people want to convey. I don't view it as a bad thing, it's just where we're all at in 2012. I think it's because technology has pushed us into a place where there is so much to look at from the past, with such easy access for everyone that you couldn't check it all out in one lifetime, with all that, there's hardly room for a new idea... not just in music, but in everything... the world. We'll be getting over the internet for another 50 years or more, we may even never catch up. This might slow down some aspects of things, but it opens everyone up to the widest range of influence we've ever known as a species. Education is instant now. People are learning everything they can about those who came before them... yourself included. Don't diss people for wanting to keep it simple and enjoy something as it is. I know these guys and they make no secret of the fact that they're putting their hearts into recreating that 70's vibe with their own voices. Did you know there are only 12 notes in western music... 12... total. One dozen. 12 to the 12th power represents every possible music combination there is. Compared to all the minds in human history, that's nothin. Everything has been done and it's been about re-doing things with your own spin since... shit... since Little Richard. I'll admit, I pine for the days when we could fool ourselves into thinking what we were doing was brand new... but we now share a common brain and those days are gone forever... things have changed and ironically, it's making things stay the same for a while... you have to adapt... you, my friend, sound very very stuck.