Are you nostalgic for the age when rock was blissfully lowbrow? When T. Rex wanted to bang a gong and Kiss wanted to rock and roll all night and party every day?
Buckcherry feel your pain and are ready to fix what ails you.
Look no further than their new album, All Night Long, for a dose of fist-pumping, electric-powered arena rock. The song themes run skin deep.
"This is not my gospel song," says lead vocalist Josh Todd, reflecting on the meaning of "Oh My Lord."
"I was born and raised in sunny California," he adds. "When the sun comes out, beautiful women start wearing less clothes. And with all the hottest girls migrating here, you look around some days and you find yourself saying, 'Oh my lord.'"
It's been 15 years since Todd and the band's lead guitarist, Keith Nelson, were introduced to each other by a tattoo artist in L.A.
"He knew we both liked AC/DC," recalls Nelson.
They formed Buckcherry and scored three modern rock hits and a certified gold album with their self-titled debut release in 1999.
When Todd unexpectedly left the band in 2002, Buckcherry's career seemed to end just as it was getting started.
Todd and Nelson reunited in 2005. All Night Long is their third album since coming back together and the band's fifth overall.
The title track is classic power rock that will be heard well beyond Willow Island when the band plays at WJJO Band Camp on Saturday, Aug. 14.
"'All Night Long' is about what happens when Buckcherry comes to your town," says Todd. "We get on stage and we host a party. That is what the song is about. It's about the energy we like to have between the fans and us."
Nelson and Todd may well be the most tattooed rock 'n' roll performers around today.
"I got something interesting put on my ribs recently," says Nelson. "We'll just leave it at that."