The Razorblades – New Songs For The Weird People

Label: General Schallplatten; Release: 08/04/2016

Surf-punk from Germany harking back to the sixties. 17 tracks of (mostly) upbeat tunes for summer parties and festivals. The album opens with the line “…can you turn down your guitar?” “No, this is rock ‘n’ roll my friends…” which is always going to encourage listening. There are some great guitar licks and the sparse lyrics encourage singing along. The beat in the first song alone make you want to clap along, the bands’ groove is contagious!

Standout track: Cosmopolitan For Breakfast as it is a great showcase of what the band are capable of, riff heavy with some great breaks and musical sidesteps.

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Track listing:
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Jet Set
2. I Can Smell The Summer
3. Police Control
4. Smartphone Party
5. Punching Ball
6. Anthem For The Beach Freaks
7. Kim & Thurston
8. Too Much Money Is Bad For Your Complexion
9. You Make My Heart Go Boom
10. Thanks For Dressing Up, But I Don’t Like Girls In Sneakers
11. Sunrise At Swanpool Beach
12. Put On The Make Up Boys
13. Glam Rock Girl
14. Dancing In The Record Store
15. Martians Stole My Girlfriend
16. Cosmopolitan For Breakfast
17. The World Looks So Much Better Through My Shades

  • 7/10
    Bewerbung / rating - 7/10

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