Tue 4th August 2009
What we have here from Trebuchet on their debut release ‘Stick It In’ is a solid gold rock album. It may be a self-recorded demo, but it has to be heard to be believed, it’s a like a lost classic from the 70s. In true AC/DC fashion, whom Trebuchet are deeply indebted to, the songs start with a riff, a riff so simple you can't help but wonder why it’s never been used before. The cap is well and truly doffed.
Lyrically, the traditional subjects of sex, partying, rebellious violence, mythology and combinations thereof are all covered, so you will find yourself singing along to these anthems in no time at all. That’s the beauty of it, it’s loud, it’s dumb and it’s simple. There are no subtle dynamics, you don’t need to stroke your chin to appreciate the wonders within, you won’t miss anything anyway, it does what it says on the tin. ‘Party Like Crazy’, ‘Let It Rock’. ‘Give Me Rock And Roll’ I think you get the gist
All you need to know is, “When is the guitar solo?” and “Will it be over a verse or a chorus?”. Then you can get on with the serious business of cranking the stereo, splaying those legs, busting out the air guitar, headbanging and punching in the air.