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“My dad pulled a gun on my granddad one day/Said, ‘Old man I’m leaving/Don’t you stand in my way.’”
So begins (and ends) the father/son saga at the heart of this immensely catchy and rockin’ tune by 7Horse, a duo comprised of guitarist/singer Joie Calio and singer/drummer Phil Leavitt. Both were members of the band Dada (best known for the band’s debut single “Dizz Knee Land”, which topped the modern rock charts in 1992).
“Two-Stroke Machine” (a reference to ramblin’ Dad’s hog) is a sort of tougher, more gritty “Cat’s In The Cradle,” but with a happier ending, and a woah-oh-woah chorus that sticks in our heads. We love it!
The tune comes from 7Horse’s third album, Livin’ In a Bitch Of a World, which comes out April 15. Pre-order it from iTunes.
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