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Shane’s Rock Challenge: CHEAP AND NASTY – 1991 – Beautiful Disaster

| 2 May 2014 | Reply

Shane’s Rock Challenge: CHEAP AND NASTY – 1991 – Beautiful Disaster

Cheap And Nasty - Beautiful Disaster cover

Another Record Store Day purchase last month – but this one I am pretty sure I’ve never heard before – somehow it slipped through my radar all these years.

Formed by Nasty Suicide in 1990 after his post-Hanoi Rocks outfit The Cherry Bombz split, Beautiful Disaster was the first of two albums the band released before breaking up in ’94.

Oozing effortless Iggy cool, Suicide (Jan-Marcus Stenfors to his Ma) conjures a smooth brand of rock that’s considerably less sleazy than you might expect, and has a slight shade of goth icyness to it.

I’m pretty sure the record didn’t do much business, despite some cool tracks – Queen Bee is a bluesy Western style tale of bad love, Body Electric kicks along at a pace, and Retribution is all dark, frosty cool. Shot Down is another good mid-paced tune that is, if anything – like much of the album – a little TOO restrained to leap out at the listener.

By Shane Pinnegar

Category: Shane's Rock Challenge

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