GREENHAVEN - "The Last Powerful Second" CD '06
(Private, US) - Wow. Hey, c'mon guys & gals out there,
are you paying attention?!?! I said WOW! What do I have
to do to get a reaction around here?! Anyway, now that I've
got your attention, a thought has come to me. It seems that,
with all the cool stuff going on overseas in the real RAWK
department, it was about Goddamn time for somebody on this
side of the Atlantic to take the bull by the horns and really
lay the wood to it. I know Dirty Power did it in 2003 and
Bible Of The Devil is threatening to do it any day now,
for the 3rd time in 4 years but I'm talking 'bout right
now. Well, the somebody is Arizona's GREENHAVEN and the
right fucking now is "The Last Powerful Second."
This is what, in the lingo of the day, we call "the
shit." This is something big, honcho. This is something
that a genre-tag cannot hope to stop, it cannot even pray
to contain it. This is not stoner, doom or any of that other
shit, which as much as I like it, is not a stinking patch
on the ass of the real, true, git-down in between RAWK.
This is (thank you, Mr. Angstrom) BIG RAWK! This is the
stuff that has no name, it is he who walks behind the rows
of Marshalls and clubs you over the head. It's the stuff
that happens only once in a blue moon when you walk into
a bar in some far-off town, shake off the cold, realize
you're not Bob Seeger & get your ever-loving ass kicked
into Bumfuck County by a bunch of scruffy dudes who's idea
of "real" is sitting in a Camaro listening to
"Fair Warning" or AC-fucking-DC & worshipping
rock because it kicks ass, not because they might get some
chick by being in a band. But, if they get the chick that
would be cool, too, of course. GREENHAVEN understands THE
RAWK. The understand the vibe, they understand the feel
and they understand the power. They understand why it's
cool to use a Strat. They understand why Mark Farner was
a cooler guitarist than Steve Vai will ever be. They start
this album with a rock hard erect mother called "Waterloo"
and they keep on going through freaking great songs like
"Limousine," "Kitty Joe" & "Seven
Miles To Saturn" until you think you can't take any
more and then they unload even better ones to the tune of
"Space Leapers," "Ape" & "River
God." GREENHAVEN is as real and honest-to-God as any
band you're ever likely to hear and on this album they get
hard on the rawkin' train & bring it to you as well
as anybody has since the day "Appetite For Destruction"
hit the shelves (or "Rocks" or....for that matter).
You know what else? They have a singer who reminds me of
Black Oak's Jim Dandy Mangrum. Lawd, you can't get much
better than this.