Casino play rock and roll. Perhaps that is not such a bold statement, but in this day and age, it truly is. Casino’s primary songwriters grew up in Texas and Detroit. They grew up in the 70’s, when radio was made for rock. It could have been Mick and Keith, Chrissie Hynde, George Jones or ZZ Top which inspired them to play music. It could have been countless songs on the radio. Actually, it was a mix of all of this and more. Later, they would call London and Nashville their homes (respectively). The exposure to different styles of music was huge, and their immediate surroundings only helped to shape their views on what music was and what really mattered. After all, they were raised in an era when hard work and determination was the key to success, and rock and roll was more than a lifestyle bought at the mall.
Casino know that rock and roll must do what it says, rock and roll. Grit and soul, boogie and slide, sweat and passion. Thankfully they are un-enthused about current trends and fads in music, and apathy cannot even describe their sentiments toward the cluttered airwaves. Live, however, they play happy under their influences. Drenched in sweat and soul, Casino do what they were raised with, they play rock and roll. They play their guitars, not just wear them. They believe in what they do. Looking back, it can easily be summed up in what their heroes once penned on Exile On Main Street, “Casino Boogie”. Yes, they do
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