The Yawpers from the album Human Question available on Bloodshot Records (by Bryant Liggett)
The Yawpers have always packed a wallop; a trio that can assault and offend you with Rock’n’Roll charm from both stage or studio. Frenetic live shows, hooks and anthems have been the norm for The Yawpers’ last few albums, and with Human Question, their third release on Bloodshot Records, they deliver all you would expect and do so like they're out for blood, a foot on the gas, a foot on the pedal and no-hands on the wheel, all packaged on Human Question in under a raucous thirty-eight minutes. “Child of Mercy” gallops out of the gate, the drums leading the song’s charge, giving you get two big blasts of industrial doom distinct points (1:41 and 2:22) in the song.
Guitar player/vocalist, Nate Cook, is a soulful, animated front-man, at times taking cues from Elvis and James Brown, particularly on what may be the dance number of Human Question, “Earn Your Heroes”. Kicking off “Forgiveness Through Pain” with dirty guitar fronting a wall of sound, Nate Cook scats the vocals. “Can’t Wait” has some Paul Westerberg (The Replacements, solo) flair, and cuts such as “Man as Ghost, “Carry Me,” and “When the Winters End” prove The Yawpers capable of a rough and tumble ballad. This band is everything great about Rock’n’Roll, because they are well aware of the necessary ingredients. Human Question is all dirty Rhythm and Blues birthed in a garage by The Stooges, with The Yawpers handling the sequence between upbeat recklessness and songs that dare show a tender side played out perfectly. (by Bryant Liggett)
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