Monday, January 30, 2023

Full Length Review: Pete Berwick "Give It Time" (Shotgun Records) by Devin J. Meaney

Artist: Pete Berwick
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Country: USA
Genre: Alt rock, punk, country
Full length: Give It Time
Format: Digital
Label: Shotgun Records
Release date: January 1, 2010
Years ago I was introduced to the music of Pete Berwick. Now that we are in the grasp of 2023 his tunes still grace my CD player and I can say without a doubt it hits just as hard as it did over a decade ago. As I sit writing this I am currently listening to “Give it Time”, my favourite album from Berwick’s catalogue.
With notable tracks like “Renegade”, “Is That What You’re Telling Me” and “Won’t Give It Up” Berwick slays through a barrage of overdrive laden rockers—with some of the other tracks even having a mellower edge. For rock and rollers, punks and metal-heads alike this album is a perfect example of something that is unquestionably timeless—and I daresay you should give this record a listen for yourself.
Some of Pete’s other music veers away from the overdrive and has more of a “country-ish” twang—but don’t be mistaken. With all the force of a bulldozer driven by a rum-drunk garbage pirate Pete manages to keep his “underground” vibe strong while still managing to attain more streamlined airplay.
Aside from music Pete is also a writer, an actor, and a million other things. It would take weeks of typing to fully credit Pete’s I will just close by stating that Pete’s talent is unending and any publicity he gets is well deserved. To make a final conclusion...listen to “Give it Time” or any of Pete’s other albums—and hit up his website and show some support! -Devin J. Meaney

Track list:
1. Renegade
2. I Keep Waiting
3. Is That What You're Tellin' Me
4. Won't Give It Up
5. Give It Time
6. My Heart Is On Hold
7. Can I Smile Today
8. Beer
9. Falling From The Circle Of Love
10. The Sadness In Your Eyes
11. When

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