You got that
Titty Ball Bitch
Take a dash of James
Brown, mix in some Red Hot Chili Peppers, apply a healthy dose of classic
Aerosmith, and you have the recipe for Yummy.
This New York band
doesnt mess around when it comes to creating kick ass rock n roll. There
is not one dull moment on this CD, although the lyrics on some tracks will
cause the anel retentive amung us to shreak in protest. Thats always a
plus in my book.
Yummy built their
reputation as a live band. There might have been some doubt if the band
could put the same energy that they display at their shows on CD. Now with
the release of their debut elegante, those past doubts are easily laughed
off. Not only does this CD live up to the bands reputation it exceeds
it. Not since Guns n Roses have I heard a more dynamic debut album.
The disc starts off
with a funky James Brownish tune called King, when I first popped this
CD in and heard the first few bars of this song I turned it off. Why? Because
I was never a huge fan of funk, I figured this was just another run of
the mill funk CD. A few days later I decided to give the disc another try,
and low and behold once the chorus kicked in with Drew Stiles vocals I
was hooked. What set this band apart from other funk bands? For one it
does have an element of funk, but it also has some rippin heavy rock guitar,
and the element that sealed the deal for me was Stiles vocals which are
almost a dead ringer for a young (and Stoned) Steven Tyler.
Pumpin the second
track does just that it pumps. The vocals on this song really drive this
song into over drive. This is a great song to cruise to with the top down.
The heavy funk overtones, and the hard rock guitar, and vocals make this
song a top pick off of this CD.
The magic doesnt
end there, the song Family brings the band into Red Hot Chili Peppers
territory, except with this band the singer sings in key. Other high
points on elegante include the ballad Perfect world. Which takes the band
in the direction of modern rock with vocals and guitars reminiscent of
Titty Ball Bitch:
the title says it all.
Jelly fish stands
out also, This is one of the heaviest tracks on the record,
if you didnt know better you might think that this song is a lost recording
from the 70s incarnation of Aerosmith. The lyrics are comical, and the
groove is in hyper drive.
Hollywood takes the
CD a few notches slower, the bass line, harmonies and the bridge are the
soul of this song. The solo is great also.
Kill you justifies
the explicit lyrics warning on the CD cover. Brim is a rocking tune
with plenty of not ready for prime time lyrics. I have listened to this
song a couple dozen times trying to figure these lyrics out, a couple lines
made an impression on me. an exapmple would be the Chorus it sounds like
Stiles is singing her pussy ate my iguana. Yes this song is out
there, but it rocks.
At the end of the
CD there are a few hidden tracks. The first one is a Nirvana meets Weezer
pop tune. The second hidden track is pure power funk, a semi instrumental
with slap bass. The third track help today again brings back the
Aerosmith vocals, with a medium tempo number.
All in all Yummy
has out done themselves with elegente, this is not a disc you could grow
easily bored with.
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