Review: The Pretty Reckless – “Hit Me Like A Man” EP
The Pretty Reckless
Hit Me Like A Man EP
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Record Label: Interscope Records
The new EP from The Pretty Reckless, titled Hit Me Like a Man, includes live renditions of “Make Me Wanna Die” and “Since You’re Gone” which were recorded at London’s Hammersmith Appollo on November 4 & 5, 2011. The tracks originally appeared on The Pretty Reckless’ debut full length, Light Me Up. The EP, produced by Kato Khandwala, also includes the three new tracks, “Under The Water,” “Cold Blooded,” and “Hit Me Like a Man.”
The EP kicks off with the live recording of “Make Me Wanna Die.” It’s a great recording of a killer performance. Taylor Momson’s vocals are spot-on and hearing the crowd sing along helps capture the essence of the band’s live show. This is followed by the title track, “Hit Me Like A Man,” which features a great guitar riff and another strong vocal performance by Momson.
The closing track, “Cold Blooded,” might be the coolest yet. It’s heavily influenced by the sound and feel of early rock tunes with a modern spin, not unlike something from bands like Aerosmith or Pink Floyd. It’s a great tune and a solid close to this EP. It seems like every time I hear new music from The Pretty Reckless, I just want to keep listening.
- Make Me Wanna Die (Live)
- Hit Me Like A Man
- Under The Water
- Since You’re Gone (Live)
- Cold Blooded