DINOSAUR EYELIDS

"Left Turn on Red" (Left Turn on Red Records; 2007)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

You really want to like a band with a name like Dinosaur Eyelids. Thankfully, they make it easy to like them with their CD "Left Turn on Red."

When the band is rocking hard, they're doing just that. Tracks like "Day Zero," "Into the Woods" and "More Than Nothing" are solid rockers with loud guitar and driving rhythms. But Dinosaur Eyelids surprises, too, with tracks that go from blues ("No Money Blues") to softer, radio-type hits ("Neshanic") to full-on ballads ("L.A. Woman," for a woman; "Whiskey," for the adult beverage).

It's a little disconcerting at times, as the band flips back and forth between styles but overall "Left Turn on Red" is an entertaining album and certainly worth a listen.

Dinosaur Eyelids: Evan Staats vocals; Patrick McKnight guitar; Dan Fishtein drums; Mark Leone bass.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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