The party record of the year has arrived.
Oh man, what a great record! I was already pretty enthusiastic
about this band's "Southbound" 7" but this,
their first full-length, is even better than I expected.
Their style of music can best be described as old fashioned
boogie hard rock, with the heaviness of contemporary stoner
rock and also a genuine sense of humor. And singer Matt
Strangwayes is like David Lee Roth without the Liberace
leanings! Much of the lyrics are about the good things
in life (i.e. sex, drugs & rock'n'roll) although they're
not afraid to take a look at some of its darker side effects
(mainly "Flunky"). What else can I say about
this record except that it's very probably the hard rock
album of the year? See if you can sit still when the tempo
goes up in "Limousine", or if you can resist
raising your fist in the air and yelling "Hey!"
during the impossibly catchy "Kitty Jo". If
you're a serious lover of good hard rock music it just
can't be done! Furthermore their lyrics mention THIN LIZZY
and they rhyme "hotels" with "femme fatales".
How cool is that!!? Forget bloated has-beens like Axl.
There is no way that "Chinese Democracy" is
going to be better than "The Last Powerful Second".
Speaking of which, why isn't this band hyped and signed
to a big major yet? Some things in life are just so unfair!