Got a nice selection of music this week from the brilliant to the absolutely dire through the decent.
Burn: Global Warning
Burn released 2 absolutely cracking CDs in the 90s, including one I waxed poetic about in one of my former writing gigs and Kerrang! gave 5ks (max). Then the band ended just as quickly as it blossomed due to a motorcycle death that was witnessed by the entire band. Well now after a suitable decade of mourning the band are back and in their cracking form. This CD is quality from start to finish doing hard rock the way it should be, but free from clichés.
From the anthemic 'Shadow of the Satellites' to the final note of quite lovely ballad ' Give me Tonight' this is exactly what you would expect from this lot. Its so nice to have a great British rock band back in gear and kicking arse. Other than the mighty Thunder there is no better hard rock band in the land today.
Having waxed poetic about Circus live, you might probably think that the young lads would not translate that well onto demo CD. Well overall it does lack some of the amazing punch and pace of the band live. However when you hear 'Lady Margaret' with all pomp and presence that the band can muster. It was rather clever that this demo left this gorgeous track until last.
The entire rest of this demo is lead-up to this track which should be enough to get them a deal by itself. Not that the rest of the tracks are at all bad from the cracking Prince-fuelled 'All 4 the Fight' right to the end. Its amazing stuff there is no other way of putting it.
Mullets Rock: Too
Eighteen tracks divided into Psyched and Bummed as if it were 2 sides of a record. Readers of a certain age and type of disposition will probably have everyone of the tracks on this CD. I would bet you either have it on a creaky cassette on the various records or CDs. This is an absolutely cracking CD for the summer with the top down. It will put a smile on your face and bring back some great memories.