Title: MotherLabel: Listenable Records
is the fourth studio album from Melbourne Hard Rockers
Electric Mary. Oh not another AC/DC wannabe from down
under I here you cry! Fear not Electric Mary are a good old
school Hard Rock band that has it roots deep in the 70's and
early 80's scenes, think Cream, Zeppelin, Deep Purple and
eight tracks on this album are pure bred hard rock from
start to finish, and tick all the boxes as far as a modern
spin on that classic rock sound that has seen a resurgence
by the vocal might of Rusty, the band delver heads-down rock
from the off with opener 'Gimme Love', as straight shooting
an opener youíll ever find. No fancy intro as it's
straight into the big licks and hard hitting rock.
rock is firing on all six as it continues with 'Hold Onto
What You Got', before the tempo is brought down a touch with
the excellent 'How Do You Do It'. There's is a touch
of classic Bad Company about this one with it's heavy bass
mellower tones continue with 'Sorry Baby', again I can hear
Bad Co. running through this one, before it's heads-down,
raise your fist in the air rock n' roll with the storming
'The Way You Make Me Feel'.
big bass vibe is continued with 'It's All Right', which is
more of a slow burner that has a riff running through it
that is very reminiscent of Ted Nugentís 'Stranglehold'.
longest track on the album coming in at just of six and a
half minutes, is the dark toned 'Long Long Day'. This
one mixes Led Zep and early Sabbath in a moody almost Psychedelic
album closes with the single and title track 'Mother' and
once again the tempo is picked up big style. This is
another true bred slice of hard rock. This is how rock
sounded when guitars ruled and vocalists where heroes.
Forget your Greta Von Fleets, plug yourselves into some Electric Mary.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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