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

Golden Earring


Tits ‘N Ass


(2012)

 

 

 

I think this is probably Golden Earring’s millionth studio album, not that many outside Europe would be aware. This after all is the band that most people know for only one song – 'Radar Love', and some of them only know that because of the 80’s cover by White Lion. Golden Earring has always been a going concern and if you cast your mind back you might even recall a second wave of minor fame when they released the single ‘Twilight Zone’ in the mid eighties.

 

Truth be told this is a pretty good album, and it very much sounds like the work of a mature band (dodgy album title and lyrics aside). If you are looking for something a little mellow, with a classic rock vibe and a nice touch of the blues, with a few slower numbers then this will tick all the boxes. 

 

Single ‘Still Got the Keys to my First Cadillac’ is a pretty good representation of what to expect, classy authentic rock and roll from a band that has been there since the sixties.  We kick off though with ‘Identical’ which is trademark Earring rock with a twist, that reminds you a lot of Aussie bands like The Angels (remembering who came first of course).    

 

There’s plenty more to like here though, from the blues-based ‘Little Time Bomb’ through the lighter ‘What Do I Know About Love’ to the rockers like slide-laden ‘Stratosphere’  and the stand out blues-stomp of ‘Avenue of Broken Dreams’.

 

A great fun album, that’s sure to please long-time fans and even win over a few new admirers.

 

Another golden age for Golden Earring?

 

 

 

 

By Mark Diggins