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Prođe, evo, pola godine , ove olimpijske 2016. i naslušah se ja muzike i muzike, dobre, manje dobre, odlične…

Nekoliko albuma mi je priraslo za uho i slušam ih već po ko zna koji put ali to su sve bili čisti ziceri, meni uglavnom omiljeni bendovi i izvođači : nova Katatonia, novi Redemption, Fates Warning, Rotting Christ, David Bowie

U ovom tekstu bih vam preporučio tri izdanja, tri albuma različite žanrovske orijentacije koji su me dobrano iznenadili i smatram da bi vam valjalo da obratite pažnju na njih i preslušate ih (za vaše dobro 🙂 ).

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Prvi od jednakih je američki bend Amigo iz San Diega. Amigo ima debi album pod nazivom “Little Cliffs“.Amigo svira jednu tek malo ispoliranu verziju stoner rocka.Ne bih da zvuči kao antiteza ali ovo što sam malo pre napisao nekako najtačnije definiše kako to i šta to ovaj bend zaista svira.Pesme su zasnovane na rifovima, fuziranoj gitari i čvrstoj ritam sekciji ali glas skoro u alternative-pop maniru svemu daje nekako komercijalniju notu.

Članovi : Jeff Podeszwik, Sufi Karaien,  Anthony Alley,  Anthony Mattos liče na standardne “freakove” kojih je puna “underground” scena i tu nema iznenađenja. Dosta liče na Queen Of The Stone Age pa i na Helmet ali to je više plus nego minus i to prvenstveno zbog načina pevanja gospodina Podesvika ali pedesetak minuta ovog albuma prođe brže nego što možete da zamislite i onda samo pritisnite “repeat” i ponovo pođete u šetnju pustinjskim krajolikom, kanjonima na kraju horizonta sa jedne strane a sa druge polusasušenim palmama.Izvrstan, zaista izvrstan album, vrlo slušljiv i zarazan.

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Apsolutno preporučujem !

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Drugi bend koji je ove godine izdao odličan albumpod imenom “Shift” je Living End, australijski punk-rock dinosaurus koji je oformljen iste godine kada je izašao istoimeni live album na ovim stranicama već pomenutih Husker Du pa sam ih iz tog razloga uvek nekako podsvesno povezivao sa američkim legendama, ali nemaju baš previše dodirnih tačaka sa njima.

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Članovi “Living Enda” najčešće pominju nasleđe Elvisa, Buddy Hollyja ali i Straycatsa kao vrlo značajno za njihove početke isto kao i Iggy Pop, The Clash, The Jam i The Who. Tako da je njihov stil ustvari konglomerat punka,rocka,rockabillyja pa čak i popa što se može čuti u više nego izvrsnoj “Staring Down The Barrel”, apsolutnom hitu za ovo leto. “Keep On Running” je takođe fantastična pop stvarčica rođena za top liste, ali je zakasnila bar tridesetak godina.

Ništa zato, meni apsolutno ne smeta.”Up the Junction” je omaž Straycatsima a “Wire“naginje malo alternativnijem zvuku ali je takođe genijalna.”With Enemies Like That” kao da je izašla iz kuhinje U2 ali još dok su Irci imali šta da kažu.”Coma” je “The Police” klon i tako dalje. Dah osamdesetih je itekako prisutan i verovatno je to presudilo da mi se ovaj album tako svidi.

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Verovatno i zbog punk korena i činjenice da sam ja ipak u duši metalac, ovaj album mi je apsolutno iznenađenje ove godine.39 minuta čiste genijalnosti, čistog rokenrola jer ” Its only RockNroll, but i like it“.

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Treća grupa koju ću pomenuti u ovom tekstu je “Blindside Blues Band“. Može se reći da je to maltene prateći bend Mike Oneskoa, u Americi vrlo priznatog gitar-heroja koji raznim postavama ovog benda voli da pridodaje poznate face kao što su bubnjar Aynsley Dunbar koji ni sam ne zna gde je sve tokom zadnjih tridesetak godina svirao, Mike Varney, gitarista impresivne tehnike i jedan od najčešće pominjanih uzora dugokosoj mladeži koja besomučno vežba skale na gitari, Jeff Martin, bubnjar Racer X, Badlandsa , Schenkerovog pratećeg benda itd. Ali dosta o tome.

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O novom albumu je reč. Novi album se zove “Journey To The Stars” i izvrsna je kombinacija hard-rocka i belog bluza. Negde na tragu Stevie Ray Vaughana, Johnny Wintera ali i Gary Moorea ovaj album ne donosi apsolutno ništa novo ali u ciglo sat vremena stiže da pokaže svu lepotu ova dva pomenuta žanra. Promukli Oneskov vokal samo doprinosi opštoj atmosferi a ona je kao da ste u zadimljenom “Hard Rock Cafeu” gde se toči viski i pivo a polugole tete igraju oko šipke.Izvrstan gitarski rad i kao metronom tačna ritam-sekcija vode vas na “Putovanje Do Zvezda” kroz vaše zvučnike (preporučljivo pojačanim bar do polovine).

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Bolje od ostalih pesama su mi “RocknRoll Is My Life” koja me dosta podseća na rad mog omiljenog matorog Robina Trowera, “Freight Train” koju kao da ju je lično SRV odsvirao, Satrianievska “Fly On High” gde je Onesko hteo da pokaže koliko dobro ume da svira kao i pesma koja zatvara album “79 Cent Blues“,  čistokrvni blues sa odličnim tekstom.

To bi otprilike bilo to. Tri benda, tri odlična albuma, tri iznenađenja za ovo leto. Poslušajte, ako vam se bar jedan svidi ovaj tekst je ispunio svoju namenu.


Three rock surprises for this summer

The half of this year have passed, this olimpic 2016 and I listened to a lot of music, good, less good, excellent…

A few albums grew to my ear and I am listening to it for who knows which time, but those were all clean shots, my mostly favoured bands and performers: new Katatonia, new Redemption, Fates Warning, Rotting Christ, David Bowie

In this text I would recommend three publications, three albums of three different genre orientations, which really surprised me and I consider it would do you good if you payed attention and listened to it as well.

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The first of equals is an American band Amigo from San Diego. Amigo has a debut album titled „Little Clifs“. Amigo plays one, just a little bit, polished version of stoner rock. I don’t want it to sound as an antithesis but this, I just wrote, best defines how and what this band really plays. Songs are based on riffs, fused guitar and hard rhythm section, but the voice, which is almost in an alternative-pop manner, gives somehow a commercial note to everything.

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Members : Jeff Podeszwik, Sufi Karaien,  Anthony Alley,  Anthony Mattos  look like standard „freaks“ which „underground“ scene is full of and there is no surprise to it. They look a lot like Queen Of The Stone Age, even Helmet , but that’s more of a plus than minus and that is firstly because of the way of singing by Mr. Podesvik but fifty minutes of this album passes quicker than you can imagine and then you just press „repeat“ and then again  go for a walk in a desert landscape; canyons at the end of a horizon, on one side and half dryed palms on the other. Admirable, really admirable album, very easy to listen and contagious.

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Absolutely recommend it!

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Second band which realesed, this year, an excellent album titled”Shift” is Living End, Australian punk-rock dinosaur which is formed the same year when homonymous live album came out on these pages by aforementioned Husker Du, so for that reason I have always subconsciously related them to the American legends, although they don’t have a lot in common.

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Members of “Living End” most often mention legacy of Elvis, Buddy Holly but also Straycats as very meaningful for their beginings the same as Iggy Pop, The Clash, The Jam and The Who. So their style is actualy a conglomerat of punk, rock, rockabilly, even pop which you can hear in more than admirable “Staring Down The Barrel”, an absolute hit for this summer.  “Keep On Running” is also a fantastic pop tune born for top lists, but late for about thirty years.

Never mind that, it doesn’t bother me at all. “Up the Junction” is a homage to  Straycats and “Wire” inclines to a bit more alternative sound but it’s also ingenious. „With Enemies Like That” seems like it came out of the U2 kitchen only while Irish guys still had something to say. „Coma“ is „The Police“ clone and so on. Breath of eighties is present indeed and probably that was the reason I liked this album that much.

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Most likely because of my punk roots and a fact I am a metalhead in my soul, this album is a complete surprise this year. 39 minutes of pure geniality, pure rock’n’roll because ” Its only RockNroll, but I like it“.

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The third group I am going to mention in this text is “Blindside Blues Band“. You could say it’s almost a follow-up band of Mike Onesko, in America very recognized guitar hero who in different line ups of this band likes to add famous faces like drumer Aynsley Dunbar, who doesn’t know himself where did he all play in the last thirty years, Mike Varney, guitar player with an impresive technique and one of the most mentioned raw models to a long haired youth who tirelessly practices scales on a guitar, Jeff Martin, drummer Racer X, Badlandsa , Schenker’s follow-up band etc. But enough of that.

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It’s about new album. New album is called “Journey To The Stars” and it’s an excellent combination of hard-rock and white blues. Somewhere on a trail of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter but Gary Moore also, this album doesn’t bring absolutely anything new, but promptly in an hour gets to show you a complete beauty of these two genres. Hoarse Onesko vocal just gives more to the overall atmosphere as if you were in a dim „Hard Rock Caffe“ where the whiskey and beer is poured and half naked ladies dance around the pole. Admirable guitar work and metronome like rhythm-section take us to the „Journey To The Stars“ through your speakers (preferrably strengthened at least half way up).

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Better than other songs to me are “RocknRoll Is My Life“which reminds me of my favourite old Robin Tower, “Freight Train” which sounds like SRV personally played it, Satriani-like “Fly On High” where Onesko wanted to show how well can he play, as well as the song which wrappes up the album “79 Cent Blues“, pure-blood blues with an excellent text.

That would be that. Three bands, three excellent albums, three surprises for this summer.

Listen to it, if at least one of them gets to you, this text fulfilled it’s purpose.