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| 13 June 2014 | Reply

Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Love Cream - First Taste cover

Adelaide’s LOVE CREAM have outdone themselves on this debut release, turning in an eclectic and cheeky ten tracks that provide plenty of fun moments with an eclectic soundtrack.

The first few tracks impart the impression that we may be in for a rather one-dimensional hair metal combo, albeit an enjoyable one: Open For Business, BDL (Back Door Love – and yep, it’s about just that!) and Spend The Night Together are all good fun but not exactly ground breaking.

Left hand turn: Hot In The Dark touches on a funk/rock-lite groove a la Dragon, before a hard rocking blast with Love Train. Sweet May stands out like a chocolate bar in the fruit bowl: it’s a legitimately sweet love song played completely straight and from the heart, sitting pretty in the midst of this throng of oversexed throbbers.

That interlude doesn’t last long – Woman (I’m Gay For Your Lovin’) tries too hard with the Steel Panther-esque lyric, but musically it’s a classic rock gumbo that’s part Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Free. Silly lyric or no, it’s seriously rocking.

Smokin’ Bitch and Love Don’t Live Here Any More keep the rock fires burning – the latter pulsating like early AC/DC duetting with The Sweet.

Love Cream are clearly doing something more than just rehashing the same old riffs, and with a bit of luck and tenacity their next album could shift their gears up a notch or two with the right set of songs.

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