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The Answer Really Rock

A couple weeks ago, I saw AC/DC live in Columbus, Ohio. Irish band The Answer are providing support for the tour - and I must say, I was highly impressed! I don't usually pay much attention to opening bands - but I made it a point to get to the venue early to hear The Answer's entire set. They are basic, blue-collar rock with a lot of hippie tendencies thrown in for good measure.

I was surprised to learn that The Answer are not necessarily new. They've been around a few years.

Classic Rock magazine seems to really dig The Answer. It seems the mag is always giving the band a good mention. All the good press probably helped The Answer land the coveted spot with AC/DC. Actually, I can't think of a bigger break than opening for AC/DC.

After watching The Answer, I wanted to leave my seat immediately and head to the merchandise stand to purchase the EP Never Too Late. Too many people in line kept this from happening, so I picked up the disc the same day that Chinese Democracy was released. I'm glad I did! Never Too Late was released earlier this year and also has a live DVD component. A true EP, Never Too Late features just a handful of songs - but each one is awesome. Again, The Answer are closer to Led Zeppelin classic rock than Quiet Riot Glam.

Here is the track listing:

Never Too Late
Highwater or Hell
The Doctor
Come Follow Me

If you're looking for good, basic rock, I really recommend The Answer. I don't own their other albums - but now they are definitely on my list!




Reader Comments (8)

It has some DVD content ? *sigh* now I want one.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I think ive heard the track 'the doctor'.

But at least i can access the site today - not sure what was up yesterday but i couldnt see your newest blog or leave comments - very strange but all is working again today - although i still cant access yesterday.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
I love the Answer. I have been pushing these guys at HRH for quite some time. I am so glad that they are finally catching on in the U.S.

We just posted a new interview this week,with The Answer's singer, Cormac Neeson. Feel free to stop by and check it out.
yup. I've known about this band forever. I wanted to get their CD for my brother last year for x-mas, but it was over $50 for import But this year I bought the EP to give him...$2.50 on Amazon!! :D

Classic Rock really does dig the Answer. haha. I think they actually sent out a CD---I think it was last month, actually---with the Answer's version of Sweet Emotion on it. Good stuff.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
U.S. Answer fans that want to pick up a copy of their debut record Rise, can find it through Amazon UK for less than 10.00 (U.S.)
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
too bad rise hasn't been released here in the states because it is really good. these guys rock and i can't wait to see them next month.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Amazon UK, huh? thats a nice trick,I should have learned it sooner. The shipping costs don't look too bad, either.
December 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
i have direct tv and this morning about 4 am they had the answer in concert on channel 101 which is a new free channel that shows concerts, rock game shows, comedy shows and the like. this is the first i really paid attention to it and i'm glad. i set the dvr and will be watching it sometime this weekend. it'll let me know what to expect next month when i see them. i think this will be a 2 t-shirt concert.
December 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon

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