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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Hellacopters - Rock & Roll Is Dead

Just why would an album be titled Rock & Roll Is Dead when the contents within are good, old-fashioned rock & roll? Undoubtedly, it's because one of Sweden's most popular rock acts, the Hellacopters, are displeased with the state of rock music. So it would be a highly logical guess that the title is aimed at all the homogenized rock acts running amok on the charts. While most "retro rockers" have no problem replicating the sonics of yesteryear, it's when it comes to penning memorable tracks like their heroes that they usually run into a stumbling block. But the Hellacopters are one of the exceptions -- as evidenced here by such standouts as "Monkeyboy," the very Stones-y "Leave It Alone," and "Murder on My Mind." And as with most modern-day garage revivalists, the Hellacopters can't resist slipping in a few "bash and wail" numbers as well ("Bring It on Home," "Put Out the Fire," etc.). For those seeking garage rock patterned after late-'60s rock & roll (MC5, the Stooges, a dash of the Stones and the Amboy Dukes), Rock & Roll Is Dead is worthy of a listen. (Year of Release: 2005)

Track List:
1. Before the Fall
2. Everything's on T.V.
3. Monkey Boy
4. No Angel to Lay Me Away
5. Bring It on Home
6. Leave It Alone
7. Murder on My Mind
8. I'm in the Band
9. Put out the Fire
10. I Might Come See You Tonight
11. Nothing Terribly New
12. Make It Tonight
13. Time Got No Time to Wait for Me

Download: The Hellacopters - Rock & Roll Is Dead (36.9MB)


Anonymous said...

Phuckin' EXCELLENT band :-)

Great post & a whole lotta wonderful music here.


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