Western Star will be making some noise in the future — literally and figuratively. Fireball is a phenomenal debut album that rivals most of what I’ve heard all year. If you want to hear some heavy guitar garage rock with your alt-country, this is your record.
Pure rock and roll doesn’t get much better or broader than this. That it’s a young band making their debut says a lot. And they do it with tunefulness, energy and skill. Western Star is on the rise – and you will be hearing a LOT about them down the not-too-distant road.
If this were baseball, Western Star would have their own hall of fame.
The quartet comes out of the gate firing on all cylinders with the title track and “Ghostchaser,” and later score with standouts “Thousand Heartaches,” “Aeroangel,” “For Cryin’ Out Loud,” “Closer to the Edge” and sprawling closer “Oracle.” I’m guessing these guys are even better live than they are on record and I can’t wait for Western Star to roll through the Burgh.
Rock and roll is alive and well! [...] Western Star is a genuine no frills, no ‘packaging’ good ol’ rock and roll band. Their debut album, Fireball, is crazy fun to listen to – it is raw and fiery with an unpolished energy that transport you to days when gigs are small intimate venues and bands are on stage just to show the audience a good time