The drummer yelling “1, 2, 3” to lead into a big guitar riff, fuzz driven bass, and a steady drumbeat is the epitome of what rock n roll sounds like. Big bass and open-chord goodness fills “Burnout Syndrome” to offer a classic vibe from a bygone era. Mick Jagger style lead vocal delivery, beautiful vocal harmonies during the chorus’, a tastefully placed harmonica solo, and a beautifully raw guitar solo is the definition of what classic rock n roll music is! Okay, maybe that isn’t the definition, but it makes for an incredible song nonetheless!
This song is high energy from the initial count-in throughout it’s 4 minute duration. Unrelenting, unchanging, and full throttle, this track has you hooked from the beginning when the band kicks off as one powerhouse. An excellently crafted tune that combines the undeniable raw charm of garage rock production with classic Rolling Stone inspired instrumentation and arrangement. I use the term “Rolling Stone inspired” pretty strictly, as the vocalist delivers in a spoken style similar to Mick Jagger, and the the lead guitar sounds very much like Keith Richards tone.
A contemporary classic may best the best term to summarize “Burnout Syndrome” by Dilute To Taste. Don’t take my word for it, go listen for yourself!