Sweden’s Nasty Idols recently unleashed their sixth album, “Kalifornia”, and just in time for it to slide into my top albums of 2012. Produced by Matti Engdahl and the band, the album is heavier in part than its predecessor, 2009’s “Boys Town”, containing some nice solid production it remains crisp and crunchy throughout, whilst retaining that overall sleazy edge that they are known for.
Of the 12 tracks on “Kalifornia” there is continuous feel with no weak points, the title track itself contains an era defying solo from guitarist Peter Espinoza, whilst “Sister Sin” sounds like the return of 1987. The album’s one slower number “Since U Been Gone” shows the other side of Andy Pierce’s vocals, but if that isn’t your thing don’t worry as it is full tilt on tracks such as “Nightstalkin’”, “Pleasure of The Pain” and “Roadtrip”.
The highlights on “Kalifornia” are rounded off by the likes of “Jack in the Box”, “Sweet Suicide” and “1969 (This Ain’t The Summer of Love)”, but as I said earlier, there are no weak tracks on the album.
Hopefully we will see Nasty Idols touring in support of this new record sometime soon as they have proved that they are as vibrant now as at any other time in their 25 year career so far.
On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.
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Power Plays w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)
COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)
Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)
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