Palooka: She

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PALOOKA is big thick two-guitar rock the way God intended it. Singer Paul Passarelli belts out melody lines full of emotion and purpose with tenacity. Duffy Delgado 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 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. Paul Passarelli who is also the lead vocalist for Mike McCready’s Flight to Mars annual Crohn’s benefit shows fronts the band. The group also features former members of Overlord, Bible Stud, Boss Martians, Lipstick, The Chauffeur, Bottle of Smoke, West Section Line, Debutant, Born Naked, October and Kingmother.

Combined with their past projects and experience PALOOKA also sites influences ranging from Elton John and Louis Armstrong to Bowie/Ronson, KISS, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols, The Cult, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Hanoi Rocks, Smack and many more. Topped off by the obvious Evel Knievel hero worship that asserts itself from their younger days as demonstrated by the What’s Wrong With Wanting Everything album cover photo we start to get a glimpse where PALOOKA’s contemporary take on Hard Rock/Alternative music full of honest emotion and grit comes from.

PALOOKA just released its’ second full-length LP titled “Turbo Excelente” on 11/18/17 which features 10 songs on 12-inch black vinyl and includes a digital download card. The vinyl version is already available at select record stores in the Pacific Northwest and Worldwide, as well as directly online from CD Baby. Turbo Excelente will also be available on most streaming and digital outlets including Spotify and iTunes shortly after the release date.

Turbo Excelente was recorded at the legendary London Bridge Studio in Seattle, the birthplace of albums such as Mother Love Bone’s “Apple”, Soundgarden’s “Louder Than Love”, Temple of the Dog’s self-titled album, Pearl Jam’s “Ten”, and Alice in Chains’ “Facelift” and “Dirt”. Turbo Excelente was recorded and mixed by Jonathan Plum (Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Ann Wilson, Kim Virant, Candlebox, Zakk Wylde) and Kelly Gray (Queensryche, Candlebox, Nevermore). The album features performances by Seattle’s own Grace Love who just released an EP of her own titled HOLY, Kathy Moore (The Guessing Game, Thaddillac), Kim Virant (Lazy Susan, Patsy Cline Tribute) and Christopher Todd Davis.

PALOOKA is already booking shows to promote their new album and gearing up for a busy year of activity with dates throughout the NW scheduled into the spring and early summer. The band has also started their media blitz with upcoming airplay and interviews on radio stations such KISW, NWCZ and several other local stations. In addition, the band is promoting the album through print ads in The Stranger and Seattle Weekly with much more to come…