Musical trends may come and go, but one style you can always count on 'til the end of time will be bar band rock & roll. Every town in the U.S. has a bar band -- sounding quite a lot like John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band at their peak. And the 2008 release by the John Sullivan Brigade, A Sound Opportunity for Your Last Music Purchase, shows that the five-man group is Long Island, NY's contribution to the aforementioned genre. Just give a listen to such tough n' rockin' tracks as "Heart and Soul" and "Dead End," and you'll be able to easily picture yourself meeting up with friends for a Friday or Saturday night of fun at the local bar. And there's even a tender moment or two included, such as the piano and string tear jerker, "Beyond This Sun." But by and large, the John Sullivan Brigade (who take their name from the group's singer/guitarist), stick close to the earlier described musical direction.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato