The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

L.U.S.T.
FIRST TATTOO

 

 

There’s a large punk component to Australia’s LUST, who fall on the wrong side of Rock ‘n’ Roll town’s tracks. Shooting straight and true with F-words and attitude the question is do the songs stack up?

 

Well if punk is your thing then the answer is yes, these guys have a helluva lot of rough edges and they manage to capture that well on CD. My first experience of the guys came last year on the Ace Frehley tour and I’m happy to say that they are as good as I remember them.

 

‘First Tattoo’ that kicks off the CD lays out the template but it isn’t my favourite here by a long shot. ‘Runaway’ is a solid rocker that smoulders and sounds like much of the eighties never happened, let alone the last twenty years (and believe me that’s a good thing). Elsewhere the Ramones-like “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’ is cool as is the alcohol fuelled straight punk rocker “I Wanna Get Drunk”.

 

‘Bad Reputation’ is a great fired-up and dirty sing-along rocker but its ‘See You in Hell’ though that is the highlight for me- real dirty sleazy fare of the highest order: these guys should go far. If these guys live it like they play it the look out!

 

Mark Diggins