Ride #56: Stroke Play

Is This It by The Strokes (2001)

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Album Details:

Via AllMusic:

“Simply put, the Strokes have every quality rock’n’roll requires from its finest exponents and Is This It is where they come together. Some are obvious: the drawling narratives of singer Julian Casablancas, the clanging of Albert Hammond Jr and Nick Valensi’s guitars, the uncomplicated recording, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti joyfully getting on with the business of making music. More than that, though (and like, say, Definitely Maybe by Oasis before it), Is This It is a document of a group seizing a moment and making it entirely their own. Like any indispensable invention, you’re forced to wonder how you got by without it. This album is filled with examples of the Strokes’ indispensability. That these songs for the most part represent material that the band have played since their inception tells you a lot about its quality: the band were inspired from the beginning, and that spontaneity has been captured.”

Ride Details:

Let’s grab dinner at Spumoni in Sherman Oaks.  Afterwards, we’ll play a round of miniature golf at Castle Park.