Young Heart Attack - Misty Rowe
Bless Young Heart Attack; of late they must feel as though they spend their entire lives on the road. They've recently been seen with metal gods, Mororhead and The Darkness as well as countless other less high profile headlining gigs of their very own. Keep it up, people, on the strength of this, it's paying off.
Misty Rowe takes its title from the Happy Days Actress and it sounds very seventies. Power chord heaven from young pretenders who sound as though they mean it. A blast. Radioland Hot Squad is a thumping little number, with a wonderful live feel to it. Close your eyes and you can smell the stale beer. Screeching vocals are the order of the day, here, and a nice line in power chords. Hot Wired is slightly different because it takes almost a full minute for the thumping guitars and vocals to kick in. It's more of the same, of course, old fashioned metal with nary a hint of irony to be found anywhere. There are vocal references to all sorts of rock clichés. Still, you won't be able to help yourself tapping a foot along or even banging a head. Quality rock of the type they shouldn't make any more.