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Kill Rock Stars

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The Gossip fucking rock. No, seriously, no fucking lie, that is what they do, talking about fires burning, girls singing about girls, hearts stoppin', jailbreaks and shit (get it?), escaping under the fence over the wall, Southern Comfort, sweatin' like a a freak in the garage, no Shangri-la, catfights, bellyful of soul, throat blues, walking streets for miles, burnin' up outside and in, ain't nobody like southern girls s'what they say, gonna' go where the girls are, and with this band it's all about the guitar sound and the voice; the one is raw, all blues with that clean tone, Elmore James via Billy Childish and lots of detours, the voice is all soul and blues and punk, strained, pushing out, kinda' clean, but stressed enough you feel it. Drums are bashing hard in the background. Standouts from the album - Swing Low, (the only girl she likes are the ones that are gonna' swing low for her, yep, "Make it uh-uh good"), And You Know, (it's got the best riff I've heard in awhile, built up and then the ladies hushing in the background, "Ohhhhhhhh", "and you know it's gonna' feel good"). The Kill Rock Stars crew do not disappoint with this one.

Reviewed by James Hoey
A long-time contributing writer for LAS, Jim lives in North Carolina and drives an early 70s model mustard yellow Chevrolet Blazer.

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