Speedy Gonzales was
formed back in 1990 by Thomas Vikström (Talk
of the town) and Tommy Denander (Radioactive,
Prisoner). In the end of 1990 the band made their first live
performance at the huge “December Rock Festival” at Gavlerinken, a
big ice hall in Sweden.
They obviously blew bands like Candlemass and Pretty Maids off
the stage and were promised a great future in every newspaper and Rock
magazine. Tommy Denander even won the “Best Guitarist” award in Sweden’s
biggest newspaper, Aftonbladet.
bad feelings had started to grow within the band and in early 1991Tommy
Denander left the band and short time after Speedy Gonzales broke up for good. In 2004 Tommy Denander and Thomas
Vikström were offered a deal from AOR Heaven to re-record the songs
that Speedy Gonzales had
recorded back in 1990 for a proper album. Something they both really
wanted to do.
here they are… Speedy Gonzales
with their debut album called, “Electric Stalker”. The line up is:
me Speedy Gonzales is first
class Hard Rock and Melodic Metal. Just think; KISS,
RATT, and Judas Priest and I think you got an idea of how Speedy
Gonzales sounds like. We get everything on “Electric Stalker”…
everything from a beautiful ballad, “Men With Medals”, to very
melodic Rock and Hard Rock songs like, “Desires Of The Flesh”,
“Free Like An Eagle” (a new version of the Talk
of the town hit), and great Melodic Metal tracks. Take a listen to
the title-track, “Electric Stalker”, classic Judas
Priest is written all over this amazing track. Thomas Vikström’s
singing is even very close to Rob
Halford on this track. “Dominator” is a mix between Yngwie
Malmsteen and Judas Priest,
in my opinion. A great up-tempo track.
amazing here on “Electric Stalker” is their sense for really great
hooks and melodies as well and this album ends with one of the best
songs… in my opinion, of
course… an up-tempo track called “Lust and Desires”. This track
reminds me of a KISS-song
called “I’m Alive”… a fine song to end this fine album.
So; if you are into Hard Rock and Melodic Metal be sure to check Speedy Gonzales out when “Electric Stalker” hit the stores in January.
tracks: Just press play!