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Kicking Cans

by Tony Koretz

Dynamic Rock in a classic style but with a modern touch to it.Like crossing the best 70's rock with a unique new sound.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. If Your Love Was a River
3:47 album only
2. I Belong
4:43 album only
3. Kicking Cans
3:19 album only
4. And The Wind Blows
6:03 album only
5. Porch Rocker Blues
3:16 album only
6. The Chequered Flag
4:45 album only
7. The End Draweth Nigh
3:35 album only
8. Come Back Baby
2:54 album only
9. Oh Yeah!
4:06 album only
10. Every Time it Hurts
4:41 album only
11. The Tears
5:40 album only
12. Hope Against Hope
4:36 album only


Album Notes
Hi, You have found one of the most PASSIONATE & DYNAMIC MUSICIANS around!

Here are some extracts from the fantastic reviews this album has received.

".......eloquent styling and compelling songcraft."
Todd Smith, The Cutting Edge

" has great singing and guitarplaying"
Arne Asbolmo, MelodicHardRockToday

" that just plain smokes with rock'n roll fervour and passion"
Holly Day, associate writer, Music Dish

"....makes the music of Koretz interesting as hell and hard to label"
MUEN Magazine March/April 2005 ( a 5 star review rating)

"....This is a must listen for any and all fans of rock-and-roll"
John Haseltine Ballbuster (04-2005)

"....this is something special. The rest of 'Kicking Cans' doesn't stray from the winning formula"
Kevin Matthews,

"....irresistibly listenable and fascinating."
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton, at

".......make the best buy you will ever make by purchasing the 'Kicking Cans' CD." Mary Rudy Muzik Reviewz, South Bound Beat (R.I.P.)

"...... full of energetic guitar-based melodic rock."
John Shelton Ivany, Top21

"Tony your new recording kicks more than cans bro, it kicks ass! If there was any justice in the world "If Your Love Was A River" would be on the charts (wicked song Tony!).......... As always very keen to hear new Koretz music and give airplay on my radio show. "
Axeman and "Axeattack" radio show host Paul Martin

No crap, melodic and energetic, thought provoking and stirring, classic yet new, edgy yet sounding fat, earthy yet spirited, the music of Tony Koretz will take you to heights seldom reached in this day of puppet musicians and syrupy singers. Grab the phones , turn up the volume...this is music as it should be! Melodic, Progressive, Bluesy, Hard-Edged !!

Bio :Tony Koretz is a musician,singer , songwriter and audio engineer , based in New Zealand, with a flair for writing and performing guitar-based melodic rock. Since beginning playing piano at age 10, guitar at age 16 years,he has had to a love of performing in bands and solo, and the recording of his self-penned music. A few years later, learning the craft of audio engineering has meant he has an involvement in all aspects of music production,from writing to recording, mixing and mastering .His own brand of music isheavily influenced by such classic rockers as Led Zeppelin,Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and Phil Keaggy:His guitar playing style is somewhat a mix of all these.Other guitarists he particularly admires include Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen and Rex Carrol and Kerry Livgren.Tony has also concentrated heavily in recent years on his vocals and has developed a good range and a powerful style. His latest offering (due for release early August 2004)is a self-produced CD titled 'Kicking Cans',a collection of 12 songs that are characterized by sweet acoustic guitars and dirty sounding electric guitars,that create a sense of dynamics in the music.Keyboard duties shared between Tony and Matt Schmitt,Cameo backing vocals performances by brothers Simon and Marcel and drums and saxophone courtesy of Nathan give this album it's flavour.It was recorded over a two year period, at Rocksure Soundz studio.
Recording was begun on this the follow up album to "Destiny" in January 2002,with some rhythm tracks being laid dow over a couple of hot New Zealand summer days,between time spent at the beach."If Your Love was a River" ,"the Tears " and "I Belong" were came from those early sessions.At that stage really no idea of a time frame for completion of the album had been set ,and gradually extra tracks were added .A couple more years past with some difficulties and huge personal disappointments,heartaches and heartbreaks ,and these gave rise to songs like "And the Wind Blows" and "Hope against Hope".Finally determination to get back up and go on stronger than ever,while trusting in God for strength, led to the penning of "Porch Rocker Blues " and "Kicking Cans".Thrown into the mix was a song written a number of years back but previously unrecorded "Come Back Baby" ,and with the other songs nearing completion a deadline of August 2004 was set for the release of the album .So "Kicking Cans" rolled off the printing press thanks to a faithful bunch of helpers right on time August 1st.

Fans, Friends and buyers comments (taken from the koretzmusic website)

"I listened to the complete CD and was impressed with its professionalism. For someone who listened to Groups Like Uriah Heap, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, a bit of Led Zeppelin etc. when I was younger, I found the CD resonating with maybe some glimpses of those days. The difference is while I wouldn't play those old albums again I would include yours with my collection and listen to it again every time I wanted to and not even feel guilty about doing so at my (middle) age.
Dale Gilmore".

" Tony... your album kicks ass...keep up the good work. keep on rockin "
Aaron Charman

"Hey Tony, Lerryn here from otherworld studiosIllusion records. Your album is really great, I love your musical direction (straying from the main stream sound). To hear a musician track, mix and master makes for a more honest sounding songs Keep it up"
Lerryn Hawken

"KICKING CANS A neat mix of classic and new koretz ,.Love the old bluesy track"

"Tony's music is creative. His passion and talent for music and songwriting is obvious in his CD Kicking Cans. Listening to Tony's lyrics in a unique way connects within me.I am sure it will in many other listeners too. I am looking forward to more."
Andrea Soanes

"Loved it. Loaded with energy in tracks like "If Your Love Was A River" and "Oh Yeah" but also heaps of emotion and heartbreak in other tracks. Melodic, funky and powerful. Awesome work. Tony has a really haunting and dramatic voice. A bit of every genre and situations we can all relate to. Good stuff."
Kimbra Johnson. - Singer/ Songwriter

Rocksure Soundz and Tony would like to thank those who felt so strongly, that they wanted to share their thoughts on this album with you, and put their thoughts on paper!



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Guy Koretz

Kicking Cans kicks ass
I liked this CD. Its very straight on with nothing wasted. Dynamic music and fun to listen to. Plus the artist has a great name. I'll get the next one sight unheard.

Laura T Lynch of

Diverse, honest and spunky !
Kicking Cans features twelve tracks that meld classic rock textures with contemporary tones. Tony also explores a number of genres in his music including blues, jazz, progressive and rock. Tony states that his songs were written over a few years. They reflect the highs and lows of life in arrangements that are edgy yet organic. 'If Your Love Was A River' flows on an up-tempo rhythm and intense guitars, swirling around a harmonizing hook. 'Kicking Cans' is a guitar heavy tune supported by heavy bass line and a number of interesting bridge changes. 'And The Wind Blows' is a blues based tune with haunting keys and guitars melding over heavy hearted vocals and lyrics about facing difficult times. Tony Koretz is a mult-talented artist and Kicking Cans is a diverse, honest and spunky CD!

Geoff Lawn

Very Enjoyable!! Great listening from a great musician!!
I have enjoyed listening to all the songs on Tony's CD. Not only great songs and lyrics but Tony has recorded this very well. From the clear acoustic sounds to the big heavy rock guitar!! A CD well worth buying and listening too. Good work Tony!!


kicks ass