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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Review: Hudson Rail Company - Hudson Rail Company

Hudson Rail Company - Hudson Rail Company
2008, HRC Inc.

Hudson Rail Company is a neo-Classic Rock Quartet based in Jersey City, New Jersey. Raised on bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, Hudson Rail Company marches to a similar beat to these bands and modern classicists Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Their self-titled EP, released in 2008, is a solid collection of classic rock influenced songs sure to satisfy both Classic Rock and Modern Rock fans.

Hudson Rail Company opens with City By The Ocean, a straight up classic rock song with a groovin' bass line. You'll find yourself dancing and singing along to this highly commercial offering. Take Their Toll sounds a bit like a stripped down Live, with LV Leigh Wilson sounding a lot like Ed Kowalczyk Mystery Madonna finds Hudson Rail Company in a similar mold, although the guitar work here reminds me a bit of Lowest Of The Low (but still with Ed Kowalczyk on vocals. Wisdom sounds very radio ready, with some great guitar work by Arun Viswnathan. Superstar Tonight brings a bit of the rock star glam feel to a modern rock arrangement in a song that seems like it should be a concert favorite. Hudson Rail Company saves the best for last on Friend Or Lover.

Hudson Rail Company brings a classic rock feel into the modern era with songs built on steady, classic rhythms and lots of guitar. Hudson Rail Company is a solid Rock N Roll EP, definitely worth a listen.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Hudson Rail Company at or You can purchase a copy of Hudson Rail Company at Hudson Rail Company was recently chosen to open for Kevin Costner & Modern West on Friday, May 8, 2009 at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. We have one pair of tickets to give away. Please email with a subject line of Hudson Rail Company contest. Entries will be accepted through April 30, 2009. One winner will be chosen at random.

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