I’m not a fan of sampling single songs. I have always been a full album guy but with preordering albums at Amazon, I will check out the songs when a band drops ’em and if I dig what I hear I will purchase them on vinyl….
This month some great songs have indeed dropped by a few acts and after listening to them I had preordered four of the five albums that I have featured here.
Ozzy came out of the gate about a month ago with ‘Patient #9’ (which is a great track as well) but the second track that dropped “Degradation Rules” featuring Tony Iommi has me hooked. Listen to those guitars man and Ozzy nailing down some harp. This tune is like if Sabbath was doing speed and coke. Oh wait a minute they did do that back in the day!
Wolfchild and Duffy have never put out the same album twice and judging by the first single “Give Me Mercy” The Cult prove that theory yet again as when Ian Astbury opens his mouth you know it’s him. Billy Duffy as well has that great tone on his guitar. Different vibe here but I like the driving bass line which along with the drums drives this tune forward.
I have to include some Can-Con artists as thats my rock n roll duty and speaking of which Sloan has cranked out a new Patrick Pentland rock track calling itself “Spend My Day”. Featuring a cool piano along with Patrick nailing down one of those cool little fuzzed out guitar solos that he’s famous for. This one I have not preordered as I’m waiting for Sloan hopefully to come to town (Hello Frank!) and I can buy it off the band direct from there merch table.
Myles and Mark are back and if “Pawns & Kings” is any indication they are indeed back BIG TIME. This track goes all over the map musically. Think musically along the lines of RUSH and Metallica. Crazy that this is the last song of the record so I’m actually psyched to hear what comes before this one!
KISS in conjunction with keeping the KASH flowing are putting out what is becoming a cool series which is “Off The Soundboard”. The latest one dropping on Sept 9th is from a show in Des Moines Iowa from 1977! Sign me up as this version of ‘Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll’ has the four original members blasting off as you know Criss and Frehley here are snapped up on party treats so the tempo is fast. Love Ace’s soloing on this tune. Ace is channeling his inner Chuck Berry!
There ya have it folks…maybe there is a track here that you will check out….