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www.therockpit.net Destroy-She-Said-Music-For-Muscle-Cars-CD-review-Oct-2011

Destroy She Said
Music For Muscle Cars

 

 

By Shayne Bishop

 

The sophomore E.P from Melbourne’s Destroy She Said is an absolute cracker. Music for Muscle Cars definitely smacks of very masculine, testosterone soaked pub rock greatness from the opening riff of first track “Drivin’ Machine”. If you have ever been a fan of the 80’s Australian pub rock scene that spawned the likes of Rose Tattoo and The Angels, this is one band that you can’t look past. They effortlessly take everything that made that whole scene great, and completely modernise it, and make it their own.

 


The vocals from Simon McCullough have clearly been influenced by the likes of Bon Scott and Angry Anderson, but definitely not in any copycat way. The thunderous riffs and leads provided by Youngy and Dave Walker will have you banging your head vigorously, and the rhythm section of Scampers on Bass and Greg Aldridge on drums is extremely tight.

 


Lyrically the band keeps things very simple. The aforementioned “Drivin’ Machine” on first listen, appears to be about muscle cars, but if you listen to the lyrics I’m sure you will hear the real story. Second track “Fanta Pants” is about the love of red heads, “Squirter” probably needs no explanation and the first single “Game Over” is an arse kicking anthem.

 


Much like their first self titled E.P, all of the songs on this new collection are very catchy, anthemic, and easily relatable songs (What Aussie bloke doesn’t like songs about fast cars, fast woman and kicking arse?!) and I can personally vouch to the fact that these songs all translate extremely well to the live setting.

 


With a career that is , it is quite obvious that Destroy She Said really have a knack for what they do, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.