Rock and Roll Star Destroyer
~reviewed by Blu
Well you're lookin real cuteIf you're like CarrieMonster or myself, you've got a naughty little secret. It's something you've finally had to admit because you just cannot hide it any longer. Yes, you miss glam rock. You know all the words to every Kiss song and you still have fantasies about T Rex. Klaus Nomi is god. You were actually excited at the news of a Sigue Sigue Sputnik comeback and you wish that Bowie was still doing the Ziggy StarDust thing. Well fret no longer fellow glitter fanatics -- have I got a band for you.
Ladies and Gents: I give you the alien possessed, tin foil wearing, ray gun antics of Rock and Roll Star Destroyer.
The first track will blow you away. When
you hear that guitar come ripping in for the first time, you kind of go,
shit, I didn't think they made guitars that sound like that anymore! Right
on!" "Rock and Roll Star Destroyer" is as good as
Kiss song, I KID YOU NOT. The vocals of :::cough::: Corey-Ti Gorey-Ti sound
like Paul Stanley in his prime. The guitar stylings of Monochrome would
make Ace Frehley cower in fear while the manic thrashings of Do-W Friend
on drums would bend Peter Criss's whiskers out of shape and the throbbing
of Sir Cyan V. 13.0's bass would have Gene Simmons wimpering helplessly
in a corner. Infact, the band pays homage to these rock n roll legends
while declaring their mission loud and clear:
I'm a rock and roll star destroyer(I love it! No one sings "So come on!" anymore!)
The carnage continues with "Hale Bop X-R7" and "Suck Up Into My Mind" - the guitars crunch in just the right places and the drums explode in overly dramatic ways at the best possible moment (kind of like Dynasty). Infact, I dare you to sit there and NOT start bopping along to the beat. You won't be able to do it. "Blaster Blaster," even though a slower tempo song, is yet another example of how effective their hook line choruses are - you'll be singing along in no time and shakin' your booty to and fro. "Brothers and Sisters (Gone in the Night)" uses "C'mon!" as the first lyric and damn, you're hooked. I am assuming that Sir Cyan V. 13.0 is singing this go around - the vocals are lower and gravel-filled, much more like Gene Simmons and Corey-Ti Gorey-Ti does an impressive Paul Stanley back up chorus (its actually kind of creepy how much they can sound like Kiss - makes you wonder if its not some kind of alien-abduction-pod-people experiment going on....) "Future Baby," "Subatomic" and "Keep Your Eyes on the Skies" slow down a bit with a catchy melodic pop sound but the rest of the songs continue on in a similar rock vein - high energy, old school flair and lots of fun and witty lyric writing that is well developed within its Rock-Space theme.
So yeah, if you're feeling a bit nostalgic about good old glittery rock, and perhaps want a new CD to throw in for one of those weekend parties, this would be a perfect choice. I'm pretty sure this will go over well with the Club Makeup and Glitterdome DJs...wonder if they'll pay me finders fee for getting them great new music ? Hmmm....
Rumor has it that Rock and Roll Star Destroyer
includes Corey Gorey and D.W. Friend of the BRIDES/Brickbats legacy