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
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!