Poets & Pornstars

Poets & Pornstars [Poets & Pornstars]

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Los Angeles-bred hard rock outfit Poets & Pornstars recall Kiss, Motley Crue, and Guns & Roses in their approach to simple, riff-driven songs that exhort the listener to crank up the volume. "Rock and Roll," the lead-off track on the band's self-titled debut, with its fist-pumping, three-chord progression and driving feel, pretty much says it all. The slinky, hushed feel of "In the Dark" shows the boys can mix it up, but Poets & Pornstars aren't about pushing the rock envelope. Instead they stick to the basics: loud guitars, thumping rhythms, and singalong choruses suitable air guitar and head-banging.

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