Getting your first album produced by ace Ted Templeman (Van Halen) might be an indication that your record company has a lot of confidence in your capabilities. And if you manage to deliver the goods, it becomes clear why.
So yes, the self titled first album from the Bulletboys is a great slab of party rock. Singer Marq Torien turns out a cross between the energy of one David Lee Roth and the soul of Terence Trent D’Arby. And the band made sure they got their message across. No ballad stuff, just 10 driving rockers that will light every party on fire.
Album opener Hard As A Rock is testimony for this claim, but also tracks like Smooth Up In Ya or Shoot The Preacher Down leave little to be desired. The latter proving that blues infused rock can be worth your while! And covering a Utopia song (Money) like it is one of your own does not hurt either.
With 10 songs taking less than 35 minutes, you are left with the desire to press play again. And again. Just don´t look at the titles on the back, the CD has them in a different order.
So great stuff when you need an energy boost or to raise hell. Cool! And oh yeah, they are active again…
Whoah! I had little idea what was coming at me, so I was quite unaware of all things blazing at me when this disk fired up. I expected a kind of glam band rocking away. But if anything, this is a kind of rock album with a lot of punk attitude! Attitude being the key word here. A strange melting pot of Cheap Trick, Ramones, Enuff Znuff and maybe Extreme with Offspring.
This is groovy, hard hitting yet melodic rock with enormous balls. This is kick ass and in your face. In about 40 minutes the boys fire their way through 11 songs and are clearly not out to take prisoners. If anything this is meant to party. Hard and long. Wild and free. Have fun with the Bulletboys, that is what they are up to. Probably the kind of guys mothers warn their daughters for, so expose yourself at your own risk… So no lallagaggin’, join in and stay up late!