had little time to just go and get surprised during the Wacken 2006
festival. One of those few instances took me to the W.E.T. stage Friday
afternoon before Six Feet Under’s triumphant gig on the Black Stage.
In front of around fifty people, an in my view fairly misplaced punk
rock band did their best to stir some interest.
couldn’t help noticing the fairly big-breasted blonde behind the drums
and decided to give the outfit a chance…also helped by the fact that
bassist looked a lot like the rather cranky looking guy I had seen the
night before on the big screens during the Michael Schenker Group
concert. My tolerance lasted around two and a half song. During which
the front man had more or less slagged off their own set (‘Well, at
least we had ONE good song!’). When he introduced the next song as a
tribute to ‘his ex-wife, his ex-bitch’ and his mic decided to quit
for a while things just got a bit too embarrassing for yours truly.
now, what’s in the mail? The debut CD from the very same band! And the
front guy turns out to be none other than an ex-member of Kingdom Come
and the drummer of Scorpions.
said, ‘Therupy’ has nothing to do with neither Kingdom Come nor the
Scorpions. That is not necessarily a bad thing (!), but in this case it
doesn’t really help. The album is at best an attempt to clone Green
Day’s recipe for success.
guitar work is actually not bad, but the song writing is all in all
nothing to write home about. There are decent rock songs like Ripped and
Pink/Soft, and semi-ballads like Funday, but there is also the unnerving
Anti which is possibly a joke of sorts. If it is, it falls flat on the
it out if you love Green Day to bits. You might like it – I don’t