Tag Archives: sleaze

Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Reissues

HANOI ROCKS Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks/Oriental Beat/All Those Wasted Years (Dissonance Productions) Finish band Hanoi Rocks are a glam sleaze metal band largely responsible for an influence that directed the 80s metal scene. Formed in 1979 and recording … Continue reading

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Gig review: L.A. GUNS – The Islington Academy, London, 25 March 2017

Having recently reunited after a ten year break, L.A. Guns vocalist Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have just finished a UK tour which found the still popular band rolling back the years and sounding as good, and fresh, as they … Continue reading

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Interview: PHIL LEWIS of L.A. GUNS

GRTR!’s Nikk Gunns catchEs up with Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to hear about how he reunited with Tracii Guns and the band’s upcoming UK tour dates. You’ve been making music for a while now- sum your career in one … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD! – Wild At Heart

THE WILD! - Wild At Heart

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 17.02.17] Jailhouse tattoo sleeves, Jack Daniels, skanky birds, drag cars, chainsaws, yobbish football-terrace choruses, drinking double-fisted, whacking beer bottles with baseball bats, Powerage-era riffagery, setting fire to…anything, reckless frat-boy behavior, blue denim cut-offs, trailer-park trash attitude and I’m guessing, way out of date … Continue reading

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Album review: HANOI ROCKS – Strange Boys Box

HANOI ROCKS - Strange Boys Box

Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.10.16] Vastly underrated yet hugely influential, Finnish legends Hanoi Rocks are said to have sold one million albums back in the Eighties. That is not many when you consider that without them we would not have … Continue reading

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Quick plays: REDLINE MESSIAH, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, SEVENTH WONDER

Redline Messiah

REDLINE MESSIAH Buzzbomd Records Redline Messiah hail from the Mid-West and are made up from a melting pot of Chicago and California punk and metal veterans. Having formed only last year, the band’s debut album is a punk laced melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SENTON BOMBS – Mass Vendetta

THE SENTON BOMBS - Mass Vendetta

7HardRecords [Release date 15.04.16] This is the Senton Bombs fourth album and they have been plugging away for the past decade. I have not heard any of their previous albums but based on this one I will soon remedy that … Continue reading

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Album review: DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date – 22.04.16] This is the second album by the Swedish sleaze rockers Dust Bowl Jokies following on from their debut released back in 2012. Swaggering sleaze/ glam rock is the order of the day here with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS, JOANA SERRAT, JAMES McARTNEY, DIRTY ACTION

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS Anti-Social Network

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS Anti-Social Network This is Calling All Astronauts’ second album and they have been around since 2012, consisting of David B (vocals/programming), J Browning (guitars) and Paul McCrudden (bass). Musically they cover goth, rock, electro and certainly have … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

AFM Records [Release date 18.03.16] The Last Vegas are an American sleazy hard rock band and somehow they have managed to get their latest release “Eat Me” released on a German metal label… The band hail from Chicago, Illinois and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DIRTBAG REPUBLIC, SNAKEWINE, TRAGIK

DIRTBAG REPUBLIC S/T www.dirtbagreoublic.bandcamp.com Now this is my kind of album- sleazy rock n roll neatly served up in 3 minute segments. This Canadian band have a sound that blends the likes of KISS, The New York Dolls, Cheap Trick … Continue reading

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Album review: CLOSE QUARTERS – Always A Lot, Never Little

CLOSE QUARTERS - Always A Lot, Never Little

Fassberg & Osterlind Music “Always A Lot, Never Little” is the second album from Sweden’s Close Quarters, a band who slot in nicely somewhere between the Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstar and Michael Monroe- all of which have recently released new … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, BONAFIDE – Live Rooms, Chester, 19 March 2015

Hardcore Superstar  - Live Rooms, Chester, 19 March 2015

By the time Oceans Black hit the rather cramped stage there is a reasonable crowd to see what turns out to be an excellent set from this relatively new band.  Although only formed back in 2014 they have been honing … Continue reading

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News: WHITESNAKE, JOHN LODGE, JETTBLACK – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Whitesnake - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

Whitesnake release ‘The Purple Album’ on May 15th on Frontiers. It contains re-workings of Deep Purple songs from David Coverdale’s time in the band. Moody Blues member John Lodge releases his second solo album ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ on 4th … Continue reading

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Gig review: SANTA CRUZ – The Barfly, Camden, London, 17 November 2014

SANTA CRUZ - The Barfly, Camden, London, 17 November 2014

A whole generation after grunge was supposed to have killed it, the sleaze and glam scene continues to thrive with younger Scandinavian bands leading a revival. The likes of Hardcore Superstar and Crash Diet have already made a mark and … Continue reading

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Album review: CASABLANCA – Riding A Black Swan

Casablanca - Riding A Black Swan

Gain/Sony Music [out now] American/Swedish band Casablanca have just released their sophomore album “Riding A Black Swan” and just 8 days into 2014 I would be surprised if I am not still listening to this on repeat at the end … Continue reading

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Album Review – ROXIN’ PALACE – Roxin’ Palace

      SAOL (Release date – out now) Sleaze rockers Roxin’ Palace only formed last year in Italy but have already managed to write and record this 10 track album. The standard of the songs on offer and the … Continue reading

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