Let me introduce you to a scorchin’ & mighty blast of a punkrock record that unfortunately went completely under the radar when it was released in 2004. THE FORTUNATE SONS are 4 guys from Ottowa, Canada and recorded the songs for their one and only album (thus far) with producer Jeff Meier (ex-Detroit Cobras, Rocket 455) in Detroit in 2003. The album – Burned Again - was released by a rather obscure German label that had also released a 10” and LP by 3 of the members’ previous band the DEAD CITY REBELS. The label, High Society International, probably didn’t make a lot of publicity because I haven’t seen or read any reviews over the years. A real shame because if ‘Burned Again’ would have been released on a label like Crypt Records or Sympathy, I am convinced that the band would have reached many more fans. I really like everything about this album: the hi-octane energy of its 12 killer songs, the singer’s raunchy vocals, the superb production, hell - I even love the sleeve!
I couldn’t resist contacting the band through their myspace and here’s what guitar player Nat Hurlow responded:
Hi Luke!!To wetten your appetite, I leave you with 3 awesome tracks from ‘Burned Again’. According to the website, the album is on sale for only €3,75 (???) so don’t mind the shipping costs and go buy this bonafide classic NOW!
Thanks so much for the kind words! Yeah, 'Burned Again' was the only thing that was released (and it's hard to believe that was 5 yrs ago...) unfortunately. Lots of demos and practice tapes though. We're all fairly busy with work, and other bands now. Also, Austen lives in Toronto, so that makes it a little difficult to practice regularly. We try and jam and play shows when we can, but it's not very often at all anymore. We've got some newer stuff (the LP was basically all of the songs we had from the start of the band up to that point) that we've been trying to record, but it hasn't worked out sadly. Hopefully this spring we'll be able to get it together.
thanks again for your email,
Split Shift Heart Attack – THE FORTUNATE SONS
Fast Luck – THE FORTUNATE SONS
Mother Fucker In Law – THE FORTUNATE SONS