Electric Mary
Down to the Bone
Style: Bluesy Hard Rock
Release date: August 8th 2009

The story about Electric Mary is mostly about main man Rusty and his visit to the states and by coincidence the legendary Electric Lady studio, and the meeting with producer Mary Campbell, 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 his life." 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.

Everyone does a good job with their instruments, and singer Rusty has a very good voice for this kind of rock - iron lungs!

The absolute 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.



Let Me Out


Gasoline And Guns


No One Does It Better Than Me


Right down To The Bone


One In A Million






Luv Me


One Foot In The Grave


Do Me (Long Way From Home)

11.   Spread The Electric Luv


All Comin Down



Label: Powerage Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Claus Melsen
Date: April 17th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/electricmary