It Sick' is the second album form Australian Hard Rockers Babyjane and
takes up where the debut ‘Are You Listening’ left off, as the
quartet delivers guitar filled rock with just a hint of punky edge.
time around 'Are You Listening' had the mighty Michael Wagener handling
the mixing duties, this time round Wagener has taken full control of the
album as he mixes, masters and produces the album and stamps his mark on
this album giving it a bit more punch.
album opens up with the title track ‘Make It Sick’, which features
on vocals John Corabi, who delivers his trademark raspy vocals to this
one. Then its time for frontman Andy Smith to take up the mike for
the first single off the album ‘She’s A Liar’, where John Gerasolo
(guitar), Paul Judge (bass) and Nik Kats (drums), are set loose on your
eardrums with true Aussie swagger and they continue to rock things up
with ‘New York Queen / London Whore’ and ‘Nu-Sonic
Plaque’. Two great rockers that show the band wear their
influences on their sleeves, as they spin a web of old school rock mixed
with modern edged hard rock.
band do have gentler side and this is brought to the forefront with the
rich melodic tones of ‘Bad Woman’, then it's back on the gas once
more with the rip snorting ‘Ruby Roulette’ and riff laden Hard
Rockin’ ‘Bittersweet’, before hitting hard and fast with the
bluesy filled rocker ‘Fakin’ It’.
is a darker side to this album and it comes in the form of the modern
rocker ‘Underground Detention’. This one is definitely one for
the new generation rocker who seems to have more issues than I can
remember having when I was young. Then it's heads down rocking once
again with ‘Somebody Up There Hates Me’, this one has Skid Row angst
feel about it, before ‘Bleeding Eyes’, which is a short 50 second
closer to the main album.
this album does have a bonus track, a full band rendition of 'Make It
Sick' with Smith at the mike. All of which rounds off what is good
album. Wagener has done the band justice and produced a great Hard
Rock album that will surely take the band to the next level.
Review by: Barry McMinn
Make It Sick
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