BJ & Migs L&L BAND OF THE WEEK: Palooka

November 20, 2019
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PALOOKA is big thick two guitar rock the way God intended it. Singer Chuck Campbell belts out melody lines full of emotion and purpose with tenacity. Chris Quinn and Glen Logan trade flurries of devastating and searing guitar punches reminiscent of a barroom brawl. All of which sits on the rock solid pounding foundation built on the talents of Howard Binner on bass and the percussive mauler Jason Reavis on drums.

PALOOKA clearly borrows from their past contributions to bands like Overlord, Bible Stud, Slaughterhaus 5, Debutant, Razrez, and Nylon Kincaid.  PALOOKA brings those and other influences together to offer a complete and contemporary take on Hard Rock/Alternative music full of honest emotion and grit.
How you ask? It may be the fact that PALOOKA brings together musicians who have been haunting the Seattle scene from the pre grunge days (yes there was a pre grunge Seattle music scene) to present.  PALOOKA is made up by former members of Overlord, Bible Stud, Boss Martians, Razrez, Debutant, Born Naked.  Combined with influences PALOOKA sites ranging from Elton John and Louis Armstrong to Bowie/Ronson, KISS, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols, The Cult, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Motorhead, Judas Priest and many more the picture gets a bit clearer.  Topped off by the obvious Evel Knievel hero worship that asserts itself from their younger days as demonstrated by the cover photo we start to get a glimpse of how they pull it off.

With this stellar line up, PALOOKA released their newest single Roll On worldwide on October 18, 2019 to high regard. The single has received airplay from its home station of KISW 99.9FM in Seattle, WA to The Generator Radio 107.7 FM and KAOS 87.8 FM in New Zealand, England and South America. PALOOKA is returning to the studio in late 2019 to early 2020 to record their third full length LP.​