If Footmen Tire You… – The Bloody Hollies
CD Review by Mike D'Ariano

10/2005
 
           
 

 

  It comes on strong . . . like The Misfits, and it sounds like The Cramps for about 5 seconds and then it goes into Stooges mode, where it stays for the majority of the album. The whole thing kinda reminds me of the band Jet, only without all the pretentious Gap commercial MTV posturing. What does than mean? It means that this record is balls-out straight ahead rock and roll with no bullshit.

I love the record. I play it all the time when I want to get my blood pumping and my mind racing. It's high energy, high octane, and generally it's just rock and roll done fucking right. It all sounds kinda the same, but that's not a bad thing – think Ramones. I'm even gonna go ahead and call the Bloody Hollies the best pure rock n roll band out there today, not cause they really have an edge musically over some of the others, but because they're called The Bloody Hollies. Tell me that's not the best fucking band name of all time. It's clear that they get it, and if you get it too, you know what I mean and this record is for you. If you don't get it, there's always The White Stripes.

May Save Rock N Roll: "Gasoline," "Cut It Loose," "Watch Your Head," "Mind Control."

   
           
     

CD track listing
1.

Watch Your Head

2.

We're So Anxious

3.

Burning Heart

4.

Gasoline

5.

Right Between the Eyes

6.

Cut It Loose

7.

Mind Control

8.

Infatuation of the Girl

9.
Dirty Water
10.
Fuzz
11.
Raised by Wolves
Label: Alive Records / Release date: 8/23/2005