For the final installment of the 2019 Hot Singles Club, the Sticks pull out their road-readied version of 'Oh Caroline', a classic from Midwest power pop luminaries, Cheap Trick.
A gem from 1977's 'In Color' LP, 'Oh Caroline' finds the Sticks sharpening their three guitar attack with a combination of crunch and chorus. Jason not only holds down his usual lead guitar duties, but steps to the microphone to play the front man as well. The results are filled with a boisterous energy that's palpable through the sound waves. As has become standard operating procedure in a Sticks tune, harmonies abound and the rhythm section carries you along for a three minute rock and roll romp.
This ebullient cover seems the perfect way to cap off a year that saw the Sticks combine a lifetime of influences, enthusiasm and exploration into a dozen hot singles. Happy new year y'all!
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released December 25, 2019
written by Rick Nielsen
Jason Lantrip: Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar
Jeffery Gower: Guitar and Backing Vocal
Matthew Carlson: Guitar and Backing Vocal
Ian Walker: Bass Guitar
Joel Kuiper: Drums
Engineered by Matthew Carlson and Ian Walker
Mixed and Mastered by Ian Walker