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CD REVIEW 77 MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL

77

MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL

2013

 

 

SPAIN'S ANSWER TO ACCA DACCA

 

 

77 is not of this time: this is music that would have sounded fresh in the early Seventies when Status Quo was finding it’s sound and when people like Bob Segar threw down ditties like these seemingly at will. In short this is good time boogie without that often associated Southern edge.

 


If you like your Rock unadorned and as nature intended it ‘Maximum Rock and Roll’ has a lot you’ll enjoy. Both Title track and the AC/DC tinged ‘Don’t You Scream’ have a simple charm and a riff rock template that is tweaked elsewhere. Elsewhere ‘Down and Dirty’ again has that early Bon Scott era AC/DC vibe and while many of course attempt that AC/DC sound 77 has that warmth that the early era had, but for some this might be a little close to Sin City and it’s like to make it much more than homage.

 


It’s not all the same though and while ‘Stay Away From the Water’ may be our favourite track here there’s enough variety on songs like ‘Jazz It Up’ and ‘Don`t You Scream’ to suggest that 77 has a whole lot more to offer than there might seem at first glance.

 


If you’re the sort of person who appreciates bands like Airbourne, then give Spain’s 77 a try as you just might discover a whole new side to that A/DC sound.    

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW 77 MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL 2013