Tuesday, November 6, 2012

St.PROSTITUTE: "Here Come The Prostitutes"

Rating: RRR
Label: Gateway Music 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

St.Prostitute? It's good old fashioned, straight up rock n roll and sleaze 'ala the L.A. scene of the eighties. Bags of attitude as well as the power ballads and fuel injected material. Founded in Denmark back in 2007 under the name of LA Prostitutes by the four lads aka Fussy Korsholm (vocals/guitar), Morten Korsholm (lead guitar), Kim "Finn" Mikkelmann (surely the nick should be "Fox" according to his last name?) and Jack Andy (drums).

Yet another Scandi-Sleaze act with a special knack for writing catchy, hooky material? Indeed, "Here Come The Prostitutes" - the overall fun album and amalgam of eighties glam, sleaze, and melodic hardrock, which in truth, takes off right from start with the kick-ass title track. The opening six numbers (there's a total of ten tracks) are the blistering flawless stuff that melodic sleaze dreams are made of. You have everything from hook-driven stuff (I'm Not Falling) to power ballads (Dreaming Of You) and powerful rockers with gang vocals (Hell Yeah!).

The downside? The last four tracks are sadly not quite as impressive. Well, "A Bitter Man's Lullaby" is a neat ballad, but the other three are rather dodgy leftover from yesteryear's acts such as D.A.D. and Guns N Roses. The album is nicely recorded, mixed, and mastered at the semi-famous Medley Studios, Copenhagen with producer and engineer Soren Andersson. Final verdict: Pacey guitar solos, power chords, and sleazy vocals by the Korsholm bros. makes this a nice surprise from the wild side of Legoland. Definitely worthy of your attention.

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