How would it sound to you if you found yourself back in 1988 and the Sunset Strip when L.A. Guns, Britny Fox and Faster Pussycat played their first shows at the Key Club, Roxy, Whiskey A Go-Go etc.? How would you, really, feel if you got to listen once again to a pure sample of US glam n’ sleaze album without any sign of new Scandinavian references (that are so popular nowadays) but with a heavy dose of English rock n’ roll and punk? Well, you don’t need to look any further…Johnny Hot’s Wild Machine releases –after lots of years and equal amount of effort- its debut album and we…uhmm…forgive their weakness in mathematics (see debut album’s title) as they pay us back with a sonic shot full of the aforementioned genres.
Wild Machine blends the rock n’ roll style of The Rolling Stones, the punk attitude of Sex Pistols, the anthemic glam style of Slade with the L.A. trademark style of sleaze sound and the AC/DC-flavored boogie rock. The legendary Jay Messina leaves his permanent stamp (let alone his unique talent) behind the console during the engineering and mixing process thus assisting Wild Machine delivering a brilliant record. All the songs are well-crafted and structured while Johnny Hot’ raspy voice don’t leave any doubt in regards with the…time machine that we found ourselves into with “II” that took us back in time and most specifically back in 1988.
I don’t how many people will buy Wild Machine’s virgin sonic effort. The one thing that I know for sure is that those who will buy the album they will make an investment for life as they will listen to the entire album for many years to come.
Highlight: We bet our bottom dollar as to how the second Wild Machine album will be entitled…how about you?