Title: The Filthy 7Label: RSR Music
Filthy 7’ is the long awaited follow up to Shameless’
acclaimed 'Beautiful Disaster', as head honcho Alexx Michael
takes us on a wild ride of pure sleazed up rock n' roll with
his band of glam all-stars. Joining Michael for the
ride this time we find Stevie Rachelle, Steve 'Sex' Summers
(Pretty Boy Floyd), B.C, Tommy Wagner, Tracii Guns (LA Guns)
and Frankie Muriel (King of the Hill).
time to rejoice as Shameless bring their full-on party rock
to the mix, as the album kicks off with in true Shameless
style with ‘How The Story Goes’ and instantly that
Sunset sound of the 80’s comes flooding back, as Stevie
Rachelle lays downs that gritty vocal made famous with
Tuff. Oh boy, what a great way to start the album off.
band have always brought the odd cover to their albums and
'The Filty 7' is no exception, as the band put a great
sleaze groove on Billy Ocean's hit ‘Get Out of Dreams, Get
into My Car’. A really great version that will
demand you get up and starting dancing along to it from the
is punky edge to ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ it has that
Ramones gritty 70’s New York vibe about it, before rocking
things back up big style with the Kiss styled rocker
‘Can’t Get Enough’.
tempo is brought down a touch with the ballad ‘It Can’t
Be That Bad’, this is band's 'Every Rose...' element of
the album, which is just a short reprise from the kick-ass
rock n' roll returns back the Sunset for ‘Serial
Cheater’ and the raucous rock n' roll anthem ‘WTF R
U’. A song that makes me want to dig out my spandex,
cowboy boots, back-comb the locks and hit the town rocking
loud and proud.
get a little real with the excellent ‘Love Games’, which
would be my pick of favourite for track off the album.
This is Steve ‘Sex‘ Summers at his vocal best. A
real treat for all those Pretty Boy Floyd fans out there as
it has that same vibe.
has a harder edge to it, a bigger guitar and drum
sound. This one edges towards the Hard Rock side of
Shameless and is another of my favourite tracks off the
album, because it takes the band out of that 80’s sleaze
corner and really shows they can bring in the heat and put a
modern spin on things.
It's back to the sleazy elements quickly with ‘Wild In The Night’, with Summers doing the business, before the album closes as it started, with some kick-ass rock n' roll with 'Change Your World’ wrapping up another great rock n' roll album. Rock is meant to be fun and Shameless bring the party each and every time, and believe me, 'The Filthy 7' has "ROCK PARTY" written all over it.
Review by: Barry McMinn
The Story Goes
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