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Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Glam Rock


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"Slick-Street Lips Review"

Slick- Street Lips Review
Slick is a modern mixture of Thin Lizzy, David Bowie, The Stooges and Meat Loaf. These Nashville Rockers love to have a good time and they want their fans to join in on their party. Their new album, Street Lips, is an upbeat, hard rocking, guitar-driven batch of songs straight out of the smoking hot oven.
Slick blend rock, punk and glam into a familiar mold that listeners will find very rewarding. They give you what you want up front with tracks like “Queen” and “Street Walkin’ Man”. These riff oriented tunes are filled with power chords and sing-along choruses. The album keeps moving, as each song seems to rock just as hard as the last one. “Bad Time” and “Take Your Pills” are also highlights on this album.
Lead singer BJ Barbee’s vocals are front and center on Street Lips. His high energy and tough attitude shine through to lead the group in a direction that is filled with power, love and often humor. With one listen through of Street Lips, you will hear why Slick is one of Nashville’s most exciting bands right now. - Soundstamp


Still working on that hot first release.



BJ Barbee and Andy Putnam are two sharp maniacs who met in Tennessee nearly three years ago. As fate would have it, both were hard on the heels of a near death experience, and carried the distinction of those who have taken the proverbial glimpse. Before long, it was clear that they shared more than just lease-on-life fervor, and the only thing to do was start playing music. BJ had just returned to Nashville after a number of wild years in New York, and had conjured up several incarnations of Slick during that time; but with Andy, BJ knew the band had entered its true form.

The band embodies black-jacketed swagger as it existed when the streets of New York City were a battleground of survival and psychosis, addiction and shellshocked idealism. Far from being an affectation, Slick’s gaunt and giddy tour-de-force is a child of the city’s slimy-smooth underbelly - paternity test confirmed. “A lot of these songs are about my friends”, BJ remarks amid a cascade of stories that read like a desperate Chelsea Hotel memoir from the war zone of 1970s New York rock culture. Characters weave in and out of their own sagas with weapons and landlords, crippling habits, weeks of sleeplessness and starvation, race and class, black boots and dark glasses, gender identity, the sex trade, and plenty of love and untimely loss.

Slick lays out all these cards with mystery and wit on its debut, Street Lips - Recorded by Andy (who owns and runs his own studio, Harriette Court Yacht Club / Dojo) and produced by the band. Deftly playing the brazen gestures of heyday glam against the proto-punk penchant for speed and spit, the songs are tough and resilient. Slick sets down universal Ramones-worthy candy riffs without apology alongside extravagant Bowie demonstrations. In a live setting, BJ proves he can abuse a microphone stand with the best of the Iggy Pops and Johnny Rottens, and Andy’s guitar commands precision and aggression without breaking a sweat. In spite of an increasingly busy touring schedule, they are already working on a stash of new material - set on digging deeper and experimenting more boldly and broadly than ever.

Slick is incisive and syrupy, hair and hips, excess and empathy. For every bitter sneer, there’s a knowing smirk to remind you that it’s in good fun, after all.

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