MonkeyJunk - Moon Turn Red
This blues-rockin' trio starts the album with "Light it Up," a tune that will definitely have you pressing the accelerator hard if you're listening in the car. Fans not yet familiar with MonkeyJunk but who like classic rock will find that lead singer Steve Marriner sounds not unlike Paul Rodgers from Bad Company, especially noticeable on cuts like "You" and the slightly-funky "Live another Day." Other album stand-outs are the who's-gonna-take-home-the-hottie tale of "Lucky One" and the Robert Cray-style set closer, "Meet Me at Midnight." With one exception everything here is self-penned, and impressively so.