Album review: The Bottle Rockets, Lean Forward (2009)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 10, 2009 By Steve Newton Back in ’94 Missouri’s Bottle Rockets released their second album, The Brooklyn Side, which scored North American airplay for the rollicking, cops’ll-get-you single “Radar Gun” but is best remembered for infectious rockers like “Gravity Fails”, “I’ll Be Comin’ Around”, and the evocative ballad … Continue reading Album review: The Bottle Rockets, Lean Forward (2009)

The Bottle Rockets are one of the world’s most underrated rock bands

By Steve Newton Ever since the Bottle Rockets came out with The Brooklyn Side back in '94 I've been telling people how great they are--but nobody seemed to pay much attention. And when The Brooklyn Side was reissued by Bloodshot Records last year--along with the band's self-titled 1993 debut--I started telling people again. And now I'm back on the Bottle … Continue reading The Bottle Rockets are one of the world’s most underrated rock bands

Bottle Rockets reissue displays Brian Henneman’s observational eye

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 19, 2013 By Steve Newton Nineteen-ninety-four might not have been the greatest year for fans of rootsy, meat 'n' potatoes guitar-rock. Hootie and the Blowfish released their diamond-selling (10-million copies plus) Cracked Rear View album. The Barenaked Ladies were going platinum. And Yanni unleashed Live at the Acropolis. But if you were lucky enough … Continue reading Bottle Rockets reissue displays Brian Henneman’s observational eye