Germany´s The Baseballs are back with new album. Although I am not usually an avid fan of cover bands there are couple of exceptions from that rule. The Baseballs are one of them. Yes, they play covers of famous hits but they do it in doo wop and rockabilly version, so melodic and sooo good. Vocals are phenomenal and this music, in this renditions takes you back in time to the times when you wore a knife in your boot and were ready to fight with another guys for your favorite rock music. There are fourteen songs on this album, they are all fantastic, but my personal favorites are Rock Me Amadeus, Forever Young, Jump and Paradise City. Awesome new album!
After the first two singles Faceman and Beyond Thunderdome, Death Of A Legendare ready to present their third single: The Call.
About the topic of the song, Trippy, singer of the band, states: “You are gross. We know you are. All alone, when nobody’s watching. But sometimes it happens that all you need to do is to be a decent person. Are you In good company, maybe? Well, with the passing of time it gets more difficult to hide. Sooner or later you’ll play the wrong card at the wrong time. We know very well. Cause no matter how hard you try, when it comes, you just can’t resist THE CALL.”
The performance video, directed and edited by Federico Quistini, is masterfully interspersed with scenes of the band members engaged in a game of cards, immersed in an Italian-American bar setting with a typical ’80s vibe.
Regarding the filming of the video, Trippy adds: “During the making of the video we had to beat each other and it happened that something went wrong. The headbutt between Mark and Dem was accidentally real. They both got bruised and ended the day with a big red spot on their foreheads. We were so amused by the thing that kept the take and put it in the video.”
Death of a Legend, rock’n’roll band formed by members of the hardcore punk scene of Milano, are: Trippy (voice), Mark (guitars), Zane (bass) and Don Malastorte (drums). Their style is a mixture of the iconic rock blues groovy vibes of Danko Jones, the raw facets of groups such as Maylene and the sons of Disaster and The Bronx and the typical groove of early Volbeat.
Blast Bomb from Hamburg, Germany are in now way strangers to the pages of this zine, having reviewed their previous two awesome releases. This time they hit us with new e.p. out with Undead Artists Records, great label with so many super releases.
What do we have on this record? Four songs of energetic punk rock mixed with garage and rock n roll influences, having enough harshness, yet also enough melody to make you pump your fist in the air and enjoy the ferocity and energy of the songs presented by the band. The musicianship is great, production too, vocals are just the way they should for such music, singing yet having that rough edge and delivering melody with danger so to say haha. For me, my highlights on this record are Go Away and Bullet Proof.