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Basement Apes Live CD Review t

BASEMENT APES

LIVE

basement tapes

2012

 

AUSTRALIAN LOCAL ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL

 

From the glorious sleaze punk and massive guitar solo of ‘Hookers Don’t Kiss’ by the wonderful ‘Destroy She Said’ you get the feeling that this live compilation is going to do what it was meant to – open your eyes up to some great Australian Rock talent. It delivers in spades and just makes you want to shoot out to see a local live gig.

 


There’s also a lot of diversity on here and the fact that the bands only get one song each makes you wonder exactly what you should be wondering – what else do these guys do? Diversity we love, so you move from the Cramps/Punk-tinged Psychedelia of Sheriff to the classy Screaming Jets-like hard rock of Massive and the blues rock flavour of Seedy Jesus and we’ve only touched the surface.
There are of course some things that won’t suit everyone and whilst Mark kept telling me to listen to the Hardcore parrot-like screaming vocals of King Parrot, But it was the traditional Metal sound of Electrik Dynamite’s ‘Love Is Fire’ and the great Rock and Roll of ‘Ride’ by King of the North were my twin highlights.  We also loved the alt-rock power of  The Fuzzbirds ; the Hendrixy blues rock explosion of Seedy Jesus and especially Dead Star Renegades’s ‘Tommy Gun’.

 


In short though there are no bands on here that aren’t worth checking out at some level.

 

 

 

Lesli Phillips

 

BASEMENT APES LIVE CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013