This is an album and a little comeback from a
fallen Glam/Sleaze rock star from the 80's. The
vocalist Rob "Rocky Shades" Berkley from Wrathchild UK, a
band formed back in 1980 is
back with a new line-up. Rocky Shades left Wrathchild in the end of the 80's to join
Discharge with the onset of grunge and Wrathchild broke up. He started up Rocky Shades
Wrathchild in 2006, but changed the name into Wildside Riot in 2010 unrelated to Wrathchild
name. I've got their first album 'No Second Take'
in my possession. Wildside Riot doesn't play in the
usual glam/sleaze division, no this is mixed up
with a little dose of trashier rock sound in some
of the songs.
Well, I find this disc pretty chewy somehow (for a sleaze/glam album), and if I compare it with other newer glam-rock bands on today's market 'No Second Take' is quite uneven and a bit wobbly. There are some stronger rock 'n' roll tracks on the album, but several fillers songs also, which could be left out.
They play a very basic, straight forward
rock and it doesn't fit the bigger festival stages. This fits
the small smoky indoor scene with a low ceiling and
alcohol serving much better. Party rock is maybe the right genre.
Best tracks: 'All Hail The Wasted', 'Wildside Riot', 'Babe I Gotta Go' and 'My Paradise'.
Line up: Rocky Shades - vocals, Joss Riot - guitar, Gaz Wilde, drums, Jimmy Gunn - guitar and James Crofts on bass.