RKC - British Plastic

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 4/10 | Label: Alive | Autor: CA

RKC stands for Roses Kings Castles, the solo project of Adam Ficek, drummer of the Babyshambles. Or should I say ex-drummer? After all, their mastermind, the unsteady Pete Doherty, has made a name for himself in recent years more through his scandals than through his music. With "British Plastic" he wants to prove that Ficek can do it without his boss. Unfortunately, the emphasis is also on "would like". Cause his debut may not really catch fire. It's the same with this release as with the solo records of Syd Barrett: Compared to the output of his band "British Plastic" seems in every respect naïve, sometimes even helpless, brushed against the grain, but strangely unattractive. One would like to announce something positive and looks for appropriate Aha effects. They alone may not be able to adjust. But with the effective, dramatic "These Are The Days" everything starts out quite promising. Too bad it'll disappoint.

Top track: If The Rain Comes

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