Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gypsy Pistoleros-Para Siempre


Bad Reputation

This is actually a re-release of “Wild, Beautiful, Damned” with a couple of extra tracks plus it’s on Bad Reputation records this time around and there is new cover art. If you were living under a rock and didn't hear this one in 2007, well now is your chance to hear it and find out what you have been missing. The bonus tracks fit in nicely with the sound of the rest of the album and it actually does have a cohesive feel to it. It has been difficult for me to adjust to the difference in the track order though as I was so used to what came after what on the original CD. They stir 70’s glam, 80’s hard rock, punk, pop and flamenco music into blend that overtakes you from the get go. It doesn’t sound like an easy task and they not only do it, but they make it fun. There is none of the posing or styling that has plagued glam rock for so long, instead it’s just all out killer rock with lots grit and attitude. That’s exactly how it should be played and Gypsy Pistoleros might just be the best thing to happen to glam music so far this decade. I don’t say that lightly, but numerous plays of both versions of this album have convinced me that they are the real deal. Now they just need to keep a stable line-up and everyone needs to go out and buy a copy or two.


Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I agree with you about the Pistoleros. There is very little good new stuff in the genre (and even a lot of the old stuff fails to hold up). Nonetheless, these guys draw on real glam along with hair metal and throw that Latin element in to make something unique. Best of all though is the energy level that they bring to their music. Of course, they're from the UK and they always did the glam thing a lot better on that side of the Atlantic.

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