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CD Review
Yummy's elegante' 
by Keavin Wiggins


 


Artist: Yummy
Title: elegante'
Label: Cross Records 

TRACKS:
King
Pumpin
Superior
Family
You got that
Perfect World
Titty Ball Bitch
Do Me
Jellyfish
Hollywood
Kill You
Brim

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 doesn’t 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. That’s 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 doesn’t 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 Soundgarden. 

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 didn’t know better you might think that this song is a lost recording from the 70’s 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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