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Max Q

by The Reverse Engineers

A modern rock power trio serving up hints of 80s.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mercury In Retrograde
4:56 $0.99
2. Sunshine with the Shade
3:46 $0.99
3. Tell Me Why
2:33 $0.99
4. Out of Body
5:23 $0.99
5. Be Here Tonight
5:01 $0.99
6. You Control the Sun
5:52 $0.99
7. Weatherman
3:21 $0.99
8. Till We Say Goodbye
3:51 $0.99
9. The Sound of Silence
3:23 $0.99
10. The Same Path
2:51 $0.99
11. The Longer Now
4:00 $0.99
12. Max Q
8:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
--- CD Reviews ---

Cote brothers - bassist Charles, guitarist William and drummer Daniel - make a strong first impression with their debut, "Max Q.'' The band's love of power trios, from Rush to The Police, is apparent. Opening track "Mercury in Retrograde'' features a guitar lick that's a dead ringer for Rush's Alex Lifeson. But the Engineers don't get bogged down in technique spotlighting, instead devoting their talents to straight-ahead rockers such as ``Tell Me Why'' and bouncy pop such as "Be Here Tonight". Brotherly harmonies add heart to the title track and "The Longer Now'', as well as a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence''.
--Curtis Ross - Tampa Tribune's Friday Extra

The Reverse Engineers evoke both heady trios like Rush and the Police, and austerely quirky old-school college-rock combos like The Fixx or Talk Talk. There's plenty of reverb-filled air between the copious notes, but there are also plenty of hooks and double-take-inducing riffs and lyrics on Max Q. ...
these three brothers have crafted an original, compelling power-trio sound that's sure to intrigue older rock fans, adventurous younger listeners and musicians of all stripes...
--Mark Sanders - Weekly Planet (Weekly Tampa Bay Entertainment Newspaper)

Reactions from Fans...

MAX Q received
Listened to it several times already - good and loud!! It gets better [and better] with each additional listening - Congratulations - one excellent piece of music!! Really into the sounds - looking forward to hearing more!
--Frog - UK

" bands are so tight...all those years of beating the hell out of each other pay off! Lots of hints and sounds of Rush from these gents."
Station manager, The Rush Factor

I really like your sound. I've been a big RUSH fan
since I was 15 or so (omygosh - that's about 28 years!!) ...One thing I've missed for a long time with Rush is the sound Geddy used to get with his Rickenbackers and I must say Charles your sound, while being uniquely your own, rekindles many old sonic memories.

Keep up the good work fellas and always remain true to your musical visions - don't sell out to the "Big Commercial Machine."
Dave B.
Marysville, British Columbia

"3 brothers who have clearly placed their finger on the pulse-beat of the alternative sound. It has been quite some time since a band had such a crisp sound with great vocals demonstrated this much talent. Keep an eye out for this band as they will be going very far! "
--Mike V., Hidden Sanctuary 2

Can you say Quality Music?
Then just listen to this. I love the harmony
vocals...MORE MORE MORE!!
--gordonMc - Athens, Alabama

Vocals are great!
Your vocalist is awesome. You definitely have something going with this song. Good energy.
--Paris, Salt Lake City, Utah

Schooled musicians and a solid tune.
I love the harmonies that drop in on the very first word. ...The production issolid and the performances are great. This song reminds me a bit of Rush, but that is not an easy band to emulate. Kudos on bringing solid musicianship to garageband.
-- sputnikmonroe
Playa Del Rey, California

Reminds me of Early U2.
The music itself, which features some atmospheric Edge-like guitar, reminds me of "War"-era U2. That's not a bad thing, as the sound is complemented by a voice that sounds totally unique and isn't too showy for its own good. This is a likable sound, and a nice chord arrangement, too.
-- cotband
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

Great new Band.
Extremely tasteful and well written! Excellent song! I
love the guitar chord changes. The solo. The lyrics.
--Anonymous, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The voice reminds me of the stuff Blue Rodeo does up in Canada
--LowkeyEnzo, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

"The Reverse Engineers take alternative minimalist guitar approaches into the realm of progressive rock with this "ala Rush" track."
Station manager, AAA.AXEMASTERS@MP3.COM

"This song is great. Really well-mixed, really well put together. Totally in tune, I think this is something I'd put on a movie soundtrack for a really good Suspense or Drama kinda' movieS"
Station manager, Degeneration 101 Radio


Debut CD "Emmett Brown"
Second CD "Max Q"



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I bought the cd with no expectations after hearing a few soundbytes. It hasn't left my cd player since.

Clark Hagins

I love the Reverse Engineers
Every now and then there comes along a band with a rare unique gifted sound, that band is the Reverse in beautiful San Diego California, me and my friends listen to this cd so much..that we literally fight over it..We are all Rush-heads..but the Reverses DON'T SOUND like Rush...Reverse has a sound that I cannot quite have to hear them for yourself, A voice reminicent of The Fixx ..with a sound sort-of like the Police and all the good elements of really early u2 (back when they were good) of the things i like the most about reverse is the heart in their music that one can detect...there is a sincere honesty to reverse..(these are good honest guys...pure people..who DO NOT bullshit around,..reverse may not have the most update 90's sound but they reach for honesty and one has to go back to the 80's (or 60's) to get it...a cover of the simon garfuncle song is excellent and near the end is a tender accoustic piece which calls one sort-of to Rush hemmisheres' type lyrics..."if we can walk the same path' then i will understand,"...very many of the songs deal with quest for Love in this mixed up world of tattoos and skateboards that the purity of reverse almost brings one to anger (or tears) not just for their music ...but for the fact that so many quality bands like these are overlooked in the music industry ...sometimes intentionally or sign Hip hop or more standard tried and true "alternative rock"---I would prefer a radio culture today that plays lotsa bands with sincerity like Reverse !