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THE SOUND EXPLOSION – The Sound Explosion (Captains Of Industry)

Posted: August 7th, 2005, by Simon Minter

I think that The Sound Explosion have, in their own minds, lined themselves up in the rock lineage which stems from the blues-based stomp of the Bluesbreakers, wading through the excesses of Led Zeppelin and ending up in the murky place inhabited nowadays by bands like the Hellacopters, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Primal Scream. I’d tend not to disagree, either; all of the requisite parts are here – hard-riffing bluesy workouts with liberal doses of wah-wah, topped off with impassioned vocals which speak of a life made up of sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and nothing else. Whilst the lyrics – and vocal delivery – make me think that they’re not quite living the life which they would have us believe, the music is packed full of enough vigour and energy to make this CD album, if nothing else, one to play whilst punching the air on a long night out.

Captains Of Industry
The Sound Explosion

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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