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RHINO BUCKET – THE HARDEST TOWN
Released 5 May 2009

 

 

Rhino Bucket’s early 90’s albums mined a seam of AC/DC riffs and a Bon Scott styled snarl and latest album (their first since 96’s comeback album “And Then It Got Ugly”, and first with former AC/DC tub thumper Simon Wright) The Hardest Town is no exception.

 

Three chords and a bad attitude never sounded so threatening, as the whiskey marinated tonsils of George Dolivo sound like they are being flayed from his throat as we listen. Justified is all dust and whiskey, and former Kix man Brian ‘Damage’ Forsythe makes the guitar sound as huge as the that of the band they obviously model themselves on.

 

Know My Name would not have sounded out of place on AC/DC’s TNT or Powerage albums, and No-One Here almost sounds like another great Aussie band – The Angels (aka Angel City).

 

Rhino Bucket aren’t afraid to wear their primary influence firmly on their sleeve, and they have the skill and creativity to make it all sound exciting and serve it up with a twist of their own personality.

 

“I never back down from a fight”, Dolivo sings on Street to Street, and that’s the impression you get from this album – it’s a bar room brawl waiting to happen, a dust soaked, whiskey parched biker pulling into the parking lot after a long hot ride through the desert, and it’s GOOD!

 

Shane