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SPIT LIKE THIS

WE WON'T HURT YOU (But we won't go away)

 

Released November 2009

 


Imagine an alternate universe where Alice Cooper played Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show – this is the world of Spit Like This, soon to be entering the studio with uber production guru Chris Tsangarides to record their second full length album.

 

Full of high camp, it’s witty, smutty, unapologetically in your face and full of originality. At it’s best singer Lord Zion is like a Heavy Metal inspirational speaker – songs like ‘Trust Your Instincts’ encourage you to stand up for yourself, and foster self belief and individualism, (“You better not be telling me what I should do”) which are incredibly positive messages to disseminate to ‘the kids’.

 

Opener ‘Sex Drugs & Heavy Metal’ (“is all I need”) perfectly illustrates the sense of humour and fun on offer, and serve as the ideal example of how the band use bassist Vikki Spit’s backing and call-out vocals to the hilt.

 

Elsewhere there is goth madness with ‘Dead Girl Walking’, the electroclash Depeche Mode-doing-metal ‘Pussywhipped’, the cabaret-metal camp of ‘Top Of The World’ and a bonus cover of the Rocky Horror Show’s perennial favourite ‘Sweet Transvestite’, played deliciously to the hilt by Zion.

 

This isn’t for everyone – but if the idea of a heavy metal gothercise Rocky Horror Show has you drooling with antici…………………………. PATION, then you, like us, will find this album indispensible!

 

Shane