Straight up rock is reviewed this week for your aural pleasure.
Berggren Kerslake Band are set to release The Sun Has Gone Hazy on January, 24, 2014. This is a team-up between Lee Kerslake of Uriah Heep fame and Stefan Berggren of The Snakes, Company of Snakes, and M3 fame. As you might expect, the sound is one that would fit nicely in the tail end of the ’70s. It is all rather laid-back blues rock that fits like a musical glove and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. The title track is just one such example of a great tune you always wanted to hear.
Dogface have released Back on the Streets after quite a long hiatus as a band. It has been over a decade since they last put out something. This album is worth the price of entry for the final track, the delightfully mad “Freaking Out”. It is not a song I recommend you listen to before going to sleep, however. The rest of the album is finely crafted hard rock from two people who know how to do it properly, and it’s a pleasure to listen to whenever you need something quite special.
Pretty Wild have just released their debut Pretty Wild as if grunge never happened. This is ’80s Sunset Strip sleaze glam rock at its finest (or worst, if you hate the genre). It is catchy as hell, but never lingers unpleasantly. It is the sort of music that works well playing in the car stereo when heading to a night out of heavy drinking and frolic, with “Get It On” being a good example. Rather than being some Midwestern LA transplants, they are from Malmo in Sweden. Musicianship and songwriting are top rate on this release. The album puts a smile on my face and I bet it will on yours too.
Supersuckers are back with their release, Get the Hell, which drops late this month. The title track opens the album and pretty much sums things up musically. It is sleazy rock, with a touch of rockabilly, which is exactly what you would expect from this lot. It is no wonder that Lemmy (of Motorhead) is a fan of this bunch. They take the same vibe as Motorhead but turn it into something familiar, yet original. There is even a touch of outlaw country on the song “High Tonight”. Great to have these guys around once again to put a bit of fun back into our lives.
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