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She Rides - "Buy The Ticket" (CD/EP)

She Rides - "Buy The Ticket" CD/EP cover image

"Buy The Ticket" track listing:

1. Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
2. Party In The Piss Kitchen
3. Oh Providence
4. Woah Dude!

Reviewed by on February 2, 2011

"It's loud, speedy, sweaty rock with very few pretensions of being anything else."

Imagine Thin Lizzy mixed with the speed of Motorhead, and you've got a pretty good idea what She Rides' "Buy The Ticket" EP is going to sound like. It's loud, speedy, sweaty rock with very few pretensions of being anything else.

Based in Providence, RI, the band's got a take-no-prisoners style that works best on "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride," which features an excellent extended guitar break from Billy, the lead guitarist.

The follow-up, "Party In The Piss Kitchen," is also pretty good, though Dan, the singer, sounds a little strangled and gets a bit covered up in the mix. The band pays tribute to its hometown in "Oh Providence," a bluesier — but no slower — tune, which also features the best solo on the EP.

The disc ends with its weakest tune, "Woah Dude!," in which the vocals are almost entirely covered up.

No, there's nothing particularly original on She Rides' "Buy The Ticket," but that's almost entirely beside the point. If you're looking for attitude-laden speedy rock in the Thin Lizzy mold, look no further.

Highs: "Oh Providence" and "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride."

Lows: "Woah Dude!'

Bottom line: A speedy hard rocker with echoes of Thin Lizzy.

Rated 3 out of 5 skulls
3 out of 5 skulls

Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)