In 2013 HeavyFoot released Lift, which was their debut EP. They are back with a ten-song album entitled No Waiting On Tomorrow that builds upon the foundation they established with Lift. The music on No Waiting On Tomorrow is obviously influenced from music that came out of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. In fact there is little evidence that there is anything on the album that may have been inspired from early ‘80s on.
Take for instance the opener “Lust” which might make you think of a band like Bad Company. The main guitar riff is like an alternative version of “I feel like making love.” Then there is the guitar solo, which contains bends and sustain that makes you feel like you are in the early ‘70s.
Although No Waiting On Tomorrow feels like an extension of Lift that doesn’t mean they haven't extended their palette. “Can’t Get Right” is a bluesy song with an organ that sounds like it could have come from a Pink Floyd song. The band has some fun with “Damage Done” which has a bit of early ZZ Top vibe while “Slow Woman” plays off of a classic blues riff.
“Other Side” has a trucker/biker vibe that could be compared to “Turn The Page.” The white noise of the distortion is like residue against the steady drumbeat as he sings, “There’s another side.” The band slows things down and removes the distortion on “Need You Love.” The vocalist Chris Lunday has the same stressed vocal performance that sounds like a mix between James Hatfield and Chad Kroeger. He has the overly masculine quality that seems to be ubiquitous in hard rock for decades.
I think it’s safe to say HeavyFoot isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with No Waiting On Tomorrow. The band wears their influences on their sleeves and unapologetically ignores the current trends in music. No Waiting On Tomorrow is an enjoyable album that will appeal to those of us who yearn for music to still sound the way it did in the early ‘70s.
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