about Electric Mary is mostly about main man
visit to the states and by coincidence the legendary Electric Lady studio, and
the meeting with producer Mary
hence the name of the band Electric Mary. "On
the flight home Rusty decided to go back to what made him want to play music in
the first place. The kind of music he grew up listening to and that had shaped
The goal seems to be, to reinvent the old style of classic hard rock. And it
works out quite well.
If you like
the sound of the older stuff in the blues inspired hard rock'n'roll genre like
Cinderella, Rose Tattoo and Aerosmith, you'll like this as well, I'm sure. There
are really no new inventions in style or riffs here, but good genuine Hard Rock
with an Australian sound, no wonder since they hail from Melbourne.
a good job with their instruments, and singer Rusty has a very good voice for
this kind of rock - iron lungs!
peak for me on this album is the rocker "Noone Does It Better than Me" - It
really kicks ass, and has become one of my top ten favorite tracks for the past
months, too bad it lasts less than three minutes... The rest of the album is
also steady rockers and a few slow ones, generally very faithful to the old
style of good old hardrock. I'm curious to see if they can keep up the spirit
for the next album.
I'm a bit
puzzled why they decided to do a different cover for Europe - the one for
Oceania is much cooler.