Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: ATO | Autor: WS

Of course, punk used to come from London and New York. But it has also radiated to the south of the USA. Singers J. Roddy Walston and his band The Business come from Cleveland, Tennessee. The album title fits like a glove on the eye. Because already during the screaming attacks in the opener "Heavy Bells" you have the feeling that the singer gets a heart attack. But the song still has powerful groove and power. But above all: anarchistic wit. The rolling "Marigold" and "Tear Jerk" then beautifully strive for the 50s rock'n'roll origins of punk. "Same Days" breathes glam-rock and the luxurious "Take It As It Comes" shows that everything is not as hot as it is cooked. "Black Light" follows the White Stripes, "Sweat Shock" clearly Led Zeppelin. Even balladesques with a lot of soul melt the band has to offer, even memories of Garland Jeffreys come up. Sometimes you feel like the loose variety of styles reminds you of the first Joe Jackson discs. "Boys Can Never Tell" and "Midnight Cry" are just great midnight howlers. Even Punkboys can cry, we knew it. Top track: Midnight Cry

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