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Shane’s Rock Challenge: BAI BANG – 2009 – Are You Ready

| 24 July 2014 | Reply

Shane’s Rock Challenge: BAI BANG – 2009 – Are You Ready
By Shane Pinnegar
8/10

Bai Bang - Are You Ready cover

There’s a place for every sort of rock in this crazy business, and that includes the rock n’ roll-all-night-and-party-all-day vibe of Bai Bang, one of Scandinavia’s longest-rocking outfits.

It’s almost all fun n’ games on Are You Ready – girls, parties, rock n’ roll, bad boys and rock n’ roll girls who like to party with bad boys… you name it!

That might not make for the most unique or profound album ever, but since when does rock n’ roll need to be philosophical. If you do need a hit of lyrical seriousness, tune into track 5, Only The Best Die Young, which is a touching tribute from singer Diddi Kastenholt for his late brother.

Elsewhere it’s party, party, party – I Love The Things You Hate, Party Queen, All The Little Things and closer Bigtime Party especially are irresistibly catchy hard rockers that feature hooks so sharp you’ll have them rattling round your head for weeks.

I was lucky enough to get to know these guys a bit at Rocklahoma 2009, and they’re a great bunch of guys. Bassist and drummer Joacim Sandin and Jonas Langebro have now moved on to Riot Horse, but Bai Bang are still alive and well and led by Kastenholt, and still making great records.

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