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RAYGUN REBELS – Bring Me Home

| 11 September 2012 | Reply

Deathtone Heavy Productions, 2010
By Shane Pinnegar
8/10

A hard rockin’ slab of rifferama with a touch of sleaze from the Bavarian hinterland, “Bring Me Home” doesn’t waste time trying to reinvent the wheel or be anything other than what it is – guitar driven, good time, rock n’ f’n roll with a tip of the cap to AC/DC, Motley Crue and The Hellacopters.

Opener Here We Are is a statement of intent as blatant as any I’ve heard, and in Lay Down Baby they have a classic rocker straight from the Let There Be Rock era AC/DC songbook, with blistering guitar lead and cheeky vocals. Financial Distress Blues could have sat comfortably on Aerosmith’s debut with it’s bluesy riff and surly vocal.

Putting acoustic ballad par excellence Goodbye, which features a heartfelt vocal and a killer solo, right next to the super sleazy I Want You – “you’re dirty nasty, you’re a slut/but I want you” – sums up the bands oeuvre perfectly – songs of lust and longing, sincerity and sex, parties and pining, sitting comfortably side by side and rocking hard every step of the way.

Let Me Go and The Killer see the pace flagging a bit – the former is too Airbourne-by-numbers, the latter too repetitious despite a fat riff, but Bring Me Home brings… erm… it all home, with another bluesey AC/DC/Aerosmith/Great White-ish rocker.

Nothing new, but what they do, they do with vim and vigour, and libido’s to the fore – right down to thanking “all the girls we’ve had” on their album sleeve! Turn it up, forget your troubles, and have some fun for 40 minutes.

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