Burnt Out Wreck – ‘Swallow’ (Out 10 February 2017 on TRHRC/Cherry Red)

Burnt Out Wreck – ‘Swallow’ (Out 10 February 2017 on TRHRC/Cherry Red)

Fronted by Gary Moat, originally the drummer and founder member of Glasgow (Scotland legends Heavy Pettin’, this is effectively Gary’s first solo album and what a cracker it is.

Very much in the Heavy Pettin’ vein, albeit a little heavier, and the opening track ‘Burnt Out Wreck’ features some crunchy guitar and solid rhythms. Moat’s vocals are on the high side, not too dissimilar to Heavy Pettin’s, with a rough edge and a lot more rock’n’roll. Some vocal harmonies boost the song week. The title track has a touch of AC/DC which makes for a good listen by any standard. That rough’n’ready rock’n’roll feel follows across several tracks making for quite a retro feel, the emphasis on the riff and feel still gives plenty of room for a blistering solo or two; ‘Pulling It Out’ a stand out track on every level. There’s even a touch of both Scott and Johnson to the vocals in places.

The album as a rocking groove beginning to end and is really well worth checking out. 8/10

Joe Geesin

Gary Moat – vocals, rhythm guitar
Adrian Dunn – guitar, backing vocals
Alex Carmichael – bass, backing vocals
Miles Goodmanl, guitar
Paul Gray – drums




Upcoming show:
28th January,Giants of Rock, Minehead



  1. Burnt Out Wreck
  2. Swallow
  3. She’s The One
  4. Pulling It Out
  5. Talk About Love
  6. Medusa
  7. Flames
  8. She’s A Dirty Love
  9. Your Love (Is All I Need)
  10. Rocking Man
  11. Best Of Your Life
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