JULIETTE AND THE LICKS
Four on the Floor
Before we had Juliette Lewis: Rock Star, we had Juliette Lewis: Movie Star. Juliette Lewis is an Oscar-nominated superstar that picked eclectic film roles that best suited her female-Jack-Nicholson-incarnate persona. It makes sense that she would then go on to make music that goes straight for the gonads, boys.
Yeah, girls can rock hard, too.
Juliette moonlighted in The Prodigy for a while, singing vocals on “Hot Ride” on the Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned album, which seems like the precursor to Four on the Floor, the new album release.
In 2004, Juliette and the Licks released Like a Bolt of Lightning EP with the follow-up Linda Perry-produced debut album You’re Speaking My Language. In Juliette’s own words [in a Classic Rock Mag interview] however: “We produced that first album ourselves, so it’s a bit unfocused. Working with a real producer [Dylan MCLaren] helped us realize our sound. Our songwriting has improved so much, and having Dave [Grohl] with us added this entire new fucking engine. It’s a real rock record from start to finish.”
So now we have the latest release Four On The Floor out on the July 24, 2007 in the U.S. The UK has had the album for a while because Britain and Europe are the testing grounds for this nuclear explosion of talent. Considering Lewis is more well-known in the U.S., the support from the UK and Europe has obviously been enough to act as the springboard for the assault on the U.S.
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