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Rocksploitation

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
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"Around Town"

Atlanta's Rocksploitation might as well have called themselves The Lelands since the combo includes guitarist/singer Adam Leland, his wife Stephanie on drums and brother Eric on bass. Eric also produced their debut CD, a rollicking self-titled wallop, none of whose 16 songs break the two-and-half minute mark. The group hits on all sorts of stripped-down snarly/hiccupping garage rock inputs but generally falls somewhere between Buddy Holly and The Trashmen.
- Stomp & Stammer Magazine


"Smells Like Rock N' Roll"

In 10 words or less: Smells like rock n’ roll, God bless their souls.
Stickiest track: Sound Proof
Son of clichés: If the Flamin’ Groovies (the Roy Loney version) met up with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps in a dim back alley and decided to put away the switchblades and break the seal on a bottle of Rebel Yell instead.
Cool lyric: "When I get high I gotta get myself low."
Mixes well with: My whole damn record collection.
Claim to fame: Sounding this good in the year 2008.
For fans of: Flamin’ Groovies, S.C.O.T.S., Chuck Berry, the Kingsmen, Howlin’ Wolf, Billy Childish, Robert Gordon, the Dead Boys, etc... - Richard Oliver (online)


Discography

Rocksploitation (2008)

Instant Action! (2009)

All Momma's Children Wanna Rock! (2010)

Seatbelts For Santa (2008) Internet Only Single

Sound Proof: The Rocksploitation Anthology (2011)

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A short history…
In 1998 Adam Leland (ex-Stonesouls) released a solo album. While touring to promote it, Adam’s wife Stephanie acted as road manager. She was soon demoted to drummer. Returning home to Atlanta, the group played pubs as the A-Sides (and briefly in Memphis as Sore Thumbs). They shared stages with The Cynics, The 45’s, The Black Lips, The Dickies, and Jason Ringenberg, as well as several more famous and impressive names which I can’t list because the group is so humble they will only allow me to drop five names. The group also released four vinyl 45rpm singles. Two of Adam and Stephanie’s songs are featured in the 2007 cult horror film “The Blood Shed.”

About the Cd…
Changing their name to Rocksploitation, the group cut a five song EP at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee in February 2008. This EP was expanded to a full length Cd after recording an additional eleven songs with Adam’s brother Eric at the just completed Leland Recording Studios in Atlanta, with mastering done by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering Studios.
Rocksploitation’s self titled Cd features 16 songs and clocks in at just over 30 minutes. There are no ballads, there is no acoustic guitar, and there are no “punch-ins”. Stephanie added background vocals to two songs and Adam added tambourine to a few. Adam’s second guitar was added (pan left) to the original guitar (pan right). Eric added bass in one take to the completed tracks and mixed it as if it were a single song. The Cd was released in August 2008.
As a completely unbiased observer, I can safely say without fear of hyperbole that these tracks make up the greatest recording of all time.

2009 - "Instant Action!" CD released on Spat! Records (Nashville, TN)

2010 - "All Momma's Children Wanna Rock!" - self released (available at shows or directly from the band) - 11 cover songs of 50's and 60's Garage Rock and Rockabilly. "For Immature Audiences of all Ages!"

2011 - "Sound Proof: the Rocksploitation Anthology" is scheduled for release in May 2011. Contains 4 new songs,11 classics from the 1st 3 records and the "Seatbelts For Santa" single (#2 on CD Baby Punk Chart Dec 2010)