Nantucket

Nantucket

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By the time Nantucket were signed to Epic, they had already amassed a strong following in their home state of North Carolina and the surrounding region with their relentless touring schedule and equally tenacious live performances (the band even won a spot opening for AC/DC on select dates of its U.S. tour). However, unlike most Southern rock bands à la Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet, Nantucket had more in common with the arena rock sound of Boston or Toto. And while the music and production values are on par with the aforementioned groups, the lyrics certainly are not, sounding painfully clichéd and dated even by late-'70s standards. It's a fun no-frills rock & roll record, but it's also the sound of a band struggling to harness its live energy (many Nantucket bootleg performances demand high prices from collectors) in the recording studio. They'd eventually find their footing with their follow-up record, Your Face or Mine.

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