Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The AMORETTES: "White Hot Heat"

Rating: RRRR
Label: OffYerRocka 2016
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Oi! Oi! Hey! Hey! Gabba Gabba? The opening track entitled "Batter Up" reminded me of CBGB and the sort of artistic endeavor best associated with working class and beer throwing punks. It's the sheer and utter attitude of 'turn your amps up to ten and never turn it down again' while trying to look as cool as possible on stage, but, in reality you're probably too pissed to notice what the hell is going on.

Nothing too fancy, neat or complicated, and definitely no more than four chords. I'm not going to lie to you. You've heard if all before and you're probably going to pick up yet another record the following next week that fall somewhere between the punk and sleazy rock as played by The Amorettes. "White Hot Heat", the sophomore release by the female power-trio promenade or rather stroll up and down the street outside the original CBGB and it's merely a shame it's been closed for ages now. They'd be at full swing at the club, screaming at the top of their lungs to "Come n Get It" and "Let The Neighbours Call The Cops", since they don't give a damn about society rules or laws.

Ehhh... kinda. It's nonetheless the very competent and professionally crafted record and ten tracks that oozes of lipstick and leather? Black and red? Beer, sweat, and smoke, the more correct description as the walk it like they talk it. It's the fun, up all night, sleep all day, sort of record with more balls than all of the footballers at the current Euro Cup [Zlatan! Rör på dig!].

Final verdict: Sleazy Hard Rock Punks goes amok in the studio and end up recording the perfect summer album? Well. I'm taking my pants off while listening and... Oi! Pervert Alert!

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