Starwood - If It Ain't Broke, Break
BY Rock And A Hardplace
I happen to have completely fallen in
love with this album as it captures the 70's and 80's rock n' roll
vibe of bands I grew up with. Throw in Lizzy's twisted view of the
world and you have an amazing Rock record that will definitely stand
the test of time.
Now let's get to the music. Lizzy uses his haunting melodies to the
max except the angst is directed in a more Rock N' Roll style. Lizzy's
voice is truly unique, but the music is more of a Cheap Trick meets
Ramones meets Kiss style. Guitarist Joe Steals has the licks down, he
totally get's what he's supposed to be doing here, playing Rock N'
Roll. He does so with a fuzzed out sound and some blistering short
Anthems like "Subculture" and "Won't Back Down" and the title track
will instantly grab the Metal crowd. "All My Girlfriends Have
Boyfriends" is a cleverly well-crafted rock n' roll tune that covers
one of the genre's oldest subjects. "What's Your Damage" is a sexually
charged tune that shows Lizzy has that sick edge that makes his music
so fuckin' cool.
If you're worried about the album sounding "wimpy" don't worry, Marten
Andersson and Joey Scott make sure the bass and drums hit like a
hammer. The production is bass-heavy and sounds amazing cranked up
really fuckin' loud. If I have any complaint is that the album is only
9 songs, but good news, it will be priced as such so you won't be
getting ripped off.
I fully endorse Starwood and can't wait for more.
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