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Blondes Prefer The Gentlemen

by The Gentlemen

Gritty guitar-based, swagger and stumble rock n' roll.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let Us Know
3:08 album only
2. The Boys All Went Home
2:33 album only
3. Return to This Fool
2:17 album only
4. Show Me How You Rock N' Roll
4:18 album only
5. It's Not So Much...
3:18 album only
6. The Big Mistake
3:56 album only
7. He Is Risen
3:23 album only
8. It's Phony Rock N' Roll
2:57 album only
9. Charade
3:20 album only
10. Laughing Matter
2:57 album only
11. Let's Be Gentlemen Please
2:10 album only
12. Riding in the Backseat
5:07 album only


Album Notes
The Gentlemen formed in 1999 when Mike Gent of The Figgs joined forces with 3/4 of Boston's The Gravel Pit. The band plays their own brand of inebriated swagger and stumble rock n' roll, a sound that The Replacements made infamous after the Stones had made it famous. If anything, The Gentlemen are a bit looser, louder and rowdier than either of their self-professed parental outfits.

On April 2, 2002, the band released their second record, Blondes Prefer The Gentlemen. Released on their own label; The Gentlemen's Recording Co., the album is a conjunctive effort with Boston-based indie label Soda Pop Records. The new record is a collection of wind milling rave-ups that sounds like a beer-soaked love letter to their 70's rock heroes, it draws liberally from AC/DC, KISS, and Graham Parker (who Gent also frequently backs up with The Figgs). The record was made in six days, give or take a session, over the course of a year and found a varied cast of characters at the helm. Among those lending their studio expertise were Dave Minehan (ex-Neighborhoods), Dan McLoughlin (The Push Stars), and Scott Riebling (ex-Letters to Cleo), and in addition the album features guest appearances by Kay Hanley (ex-Letters to Cleo) and Jon Brion (Aimee Mann).

On the last day of tracking for the record, the band was invited by longtime friend and fan Janeane Garafolo to appear on the pilot for the new NBC late-night TV show Last Call with Carson Daly. Filmed on the fabled soundstage of Saturday Night Live, The Gents performed "Let Us Know", the first song on the new record. Following their explosive performance Daly quipped, "Cool, very cool, you guys kinda' got a Rolling Stones thing going on".

Blondes Prefer The Gentlemen follows the band's March, 2000 debut; Ladies and Gentlemen...The Gentlemen. Released on Hearbox/ Q Division Records, the album received rave reviews. Recorded in just four days and mixed in one marathon 22-hour session by Scott Riebling, the record sounds like a band playing live in a room because it is just that. Entertainment Weekly gave the record an
(A-) stating, "One minute they're crushing hearts with the catchiest skinny-tie songs Graham Parker never wrote, the next they're stumbling around like Johnny Thunders fronting the Stones. But therein lies the genius: No tribute act, these guys just revel in the sounds they love---and make you love them, too."



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Sean Murray

uh....go buy this cd now!
the epitomy of cock rock...
nothing is more raw and genuine
and they are 100 times better live!!
thank GOD for the gentlemen...

S. A. mcCullough

Great mix
Spend the 12 bucks and get it , a decent effort and deep sound.


Great Album


Mike Gent is GOD
The Gentlemen would be the greatest band on earth, if the Figgs didn't exist. All of the Gent songs are great, but especially of note are the Lucky Jackson satan stompers. These could hold their own on any AC/DC record.

Lynn Hanson

Review of Blondes Prefer The Gentlemen CD

"I've heard their record. They're good. That's the stuff, that's the life blood of what I'm talking about"

This quote is from Mr. Joe "F-ing" Perry and it's the first thing that hits you when you check out web site. Being a huge Perry fan, I didn't need any more incentive to hit the enter button.
The rocking riffts of Let Us Know starts the show on the Blondes Prefer the Gentlemen CD. This is genuine rock-n-roll. No flashpots, No pyro, No prima-dona rock star attitude. This is just "in your face" rock n roll. From the swerving curves of "Return to This Fool"--btw, a great driving song...ranks up there with Radar Love, without sounding dated.
It's Not So Much has a bit of an Elvis Costello feel, but the difference is, this is Elvis Costello with big, hairy, b*lls (yeah, go ahead...I know it's hard to picture). There is some great (for lack of a better word) cock rock songs like Show Me How Your Rock -n-Roll and Riding in the Back Seat, that, while not as tongue in cheek lyrically as AC\DC...these little gems still allow you to sweat while you groove if you know what I mean. Some other songs to point out is Let's Be Gentlemen, please...the riffs are reminiscent of Kiss's Heaven's on Fire (at least in my head) while the previously mentioned Return to This Fool has a tinge of Bentar's Promises in the Dark. If you can appreciate the style, tone and creativity of Mr. Perry, I would strongly suggest that you check out this CD. When you listen to it, you can picture these guys in a smoke filled, rock club brining down the house. It's the genuine passion for the music that comes across from these guys that makes their music so good. It's great for your soul.