Here at Shreddernet we love time travel and I don’t mean the kind where you wake up at a motel near the Puyallup fair grounds after Oktoberfest and are unsure whether to blame the damp bed on yourself or the establishment’s poor sanitary conditions. When you open the door to grab a smoke and regain your wits, there stands the driver of the “taxi” you ordered, looking like Charles Manson and ushering you to his unmarked ’83 Buick as he mumbles incantations to himself. No, no. I’m talking retro music of all sorts. Here we have new tracks from Swiss band The Order and one of our favorite Swedish retro-sleaze bands Crashdiet. The former are what Van Hagar would have sounded like had they not, as we say in the business, sucked donkey bawls and the new Crashdiet tune is pretty typical with a nice riff and catchy chorus. Lend me your ear after the jump.
Pretty bitchin’ right? These Swiss lads are a new discovery for yours truly but they seem like they worth a look in light of recent events (read: I’m disappointed with the new Cult album but am working on it). Their new album 1986 is due out in August.
We’ve mentioned how awesome Crashdiet is in our short rehash of retro sleaze/glam. This band has been through some tough times and lineup changes but their last album Generation Wild was absolutely killer. Don’t believe me? You soon will as I’ll be doing a little revisit over the next couple of days. Anywhoo, this is definitely the ticket if you’re tired of watching Vince Neil’s fat ass plop around on stage at his new strip club, or watching Axl Rose’s fat ass publicly cat fight with Duff McKagan or watching Great White and LA Guns fight over band names or watching Dokken perform without George Lynch as if we all wouldn’t notice, or yada yada and allthewhile realizing that nobody is making any music worth its weight in boa feathers. Crashdiet is the real deal. Musicianship, songwriting talent and not a single care about how ridiculous they look.