Third CD from the
independantly minded Devilish Presley and there's no let up in the pace.
This is the band who will not allow themselves to be pidgeonholed.
As tracks unfold, the band deliver another storming set of tunes steeped
with references to former glories that only act as an indiciator of the
future. All manor of music's historical references ("no one gets out of
here alive") get name checked throughout the lyrics along with The
Ramones, Joan Jett, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry and Frankenstein for
good measure. The opening "Prick up yuor ears" is a calling
card for all that follows. "Robert Johnson" is a celebratory thank you to
that artist, with the bands last single "Hammer Horror Glamour" acting as
a thundering anthem that should have had clarion bells signalling its
arrival. Much rumoured next single "Black Glitter" talks about life
on the scene in the UK today.
The CD completely alters
kilter with "Trucks" when Jacqui Vixen takes over the vocals from Johnny
Navarro, the effect is like witnessing a splinter group within a band, No
solo albums from these two! "Boy on a fence" slows the pace down a piece,
with the greatest chorus treatment ever, the pace revs back up on "Billy
Rattlestick", whilst "In League with Elvis" continues the identification
of the bands unique sound (early collectors note - there is a rare demo
already doing the round on the compilation titled "Dead and Buried vol 2")
The CD ends "officially" with
"Jukebox Hades" an autobiographical account of life as a Devilish
Presley. Look out for the unlisted bonus track at the end. The band
continues to experiment and grow with each new release and avenues are
opened up to be explored both musically and lyrically whilst mantaining
heir standards of power, and, originality.
Well worth a spin.