THIS IS OUT TOMORROW, MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY SO A LITTLE UPDATE
The most ROCK album i've ever put out. And also the release i've played the most myself i'm sure. Proper rock with riffs and lyrics and what not. Even the logo is Lizzy meets ZZ Top. Don't let the deceptively simple name fool you.
As someone else put it, "70's rock filtered through 90's sludge. Harvey Milk meets Motorhead, or AC/DC meets Melvins"
artist: BAD GUYS
title: 'Bad Guys'
catalogue # REPOSELP033
formats: Vinyl LP / 300 Only
full album stream: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGYZvlb99FM&feature=share&lis...
video teaser: youtu.be/MDkidyVNRCc
LP Tracklisting :
A1. Brick Toothpick (3:17)
A2. Fake Tan (2:41)
A3. Bore (3:34)
A4. My Love Is Disgusting (5:31)
A5. Alcowhore (3:24)
B1. Witness A New Low (5:17)
B2. Boat (3:36)
B3. Fat Labrador (3:24)
B4. Hurl (8:33)
Pressed on 140gm classic black pure virgin vinyl, 300gsm printed outer sleeve, 3mm spine and black paper inner.
Limited edition vinyl only LP. 300 copies for the world.
release page: www.riotseason.com/REPOSELP033.htm
listen to the whole album online here :
Release Info :
"70's rock filtered through 90's sludge. Harvey Milk meets Motorhead, or AC/DC meets Melvins"
BAD GUYS is an album that rides a horse and drives a van. It doesn't own any furniture and it hasn't bothered sorting out digital tele, it just watched the channels disappear one by one until they were all gone. Then it kicked the screen in and broke its foot and didn't go to hospital. It drinks, it fucks, it fights, it throws up and it gets up and fucks again.
It's not complicated, it's heavy rock music. There are concepts there, somewhere, but they're crushed under a tonne of rock, and rendered irrelevant. And rightly so, because who wants to complicate a party?
Stop analyzing and start nutting off.
Lazy comparisons time, take this lot and bash em together, Melvins, Black Sabbath, Harvey Milk, Motorhead, ZZ top, Trans Am, Killdozer, 90ߣs Am Rep, Thin Lizzy, MC5, Deep Purple etc
Band info :
BAD GUYS. A midlander, a southerner, a Canadian and a Hungarian. Three necks, two kicks and no mic stand. Long hair, grey hair, bald-heads and beards. A shitload of rock. The works. Sounds like a plan. As well as playing with the likes of Circle and Oxes, these guys have earned a reputation for crashing all sorts of parties. They've played three ATP festivals, played on the plinth in Leicester Square, played Field Day, pissed off a lot of security, got a bunch of fines, and helped a lot of people have a lot of fun. Formed through a mutual desire to play some rock music that's not had the life squeezed out of it by some kind of po-faced academic mangler, they make the heavy stuff and they play it loud, the way it should be.
bel-lig-er-ent (b -l j r- nt) – adj.
1. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
Have you ever wondered about the meanings of some words? Words that you use, roughly in context, but without a firm grasp of the background and true definition of the word? The first word that came to mind on first listen to Bad Guys was belligerent. As it turns out, the definition appears to be pretty much bang on the money. The Bad Guys sound, as their name might suggest, is hostile and aggressive and, in some respects, these guys sound as though they're waging a musical war against lameness and mediocrity.
According to their biography Bad Guys are a Midlander, a Southerner, a Canadian and a Hungarian. Three necks, two kicks and no mic stand. Long hair, grey hair, bald-heads and beards. Based in London it seem the band have been operating largely under the radar having numerous releases under their belts and appearances at no less than three ATP events yet remain largely unknown on a wider scale. With this new album they seem intent on changing that and kicking in a few doorsߪand faces along the way.
The Bad Guys sound pulls from stoner, doom, classic rock and punk to produce a furious barrage of obnoxious riffs and propulsive drumming all topped off with an intimidating, barrel-chested, hardcore vocal roar. The Bad Guys platform is laid out from the start of opening track 'Brick Toothpick' and rarely lets up in pace or intensity through to final track 'Hurl' whether they're charging ahead at full speed on 'My Love Is Disgusting' or grinding as on 'Alcowhore' through to the almost NWOBHM influenced 'Witness A New Low'. Subtlety is thin on the ground and Bad Guys clearly aren't trying to change the world through peaceful means. Instead they have Bono and Chris Martin strapped to chairs in a damp basement and are beating them with baseball bats whilst drinking cheap beer and listening to The Melvins!!! The production only serves to accentuate the stripped down nature of the Bad Guys sound in its no frills, band in the room with some fuck off big amps kind of way.
At only nine songs it isn't the longest album in history but the sheer relentless nature of the album leaves you feeling battered and raw by the end. Any longer and it may start becoming intolerable!!! This is a band that can surely never play more than 45 minutes live without wringing themselves out completely. The Bad Guys, Motorhead meets Harvey Milk onslaught may not be for everyone and certainly not for those whose tastes run to something a little more esoteric but for a 40 minute drunken, violent rampage this is a pretty good soundtrack.
THE SLEEPING SHAMAN
[Edited by riot-season at 18:24 on 17/02/13]