The main thing I'd say about this album is the lyrics. Jesse Lacey (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar) is an unbelievably gifted songwriter and his lyrics are really superb. There's nothing basic in this album and if you're a fan of songs and lyrics that make you think, then this album is for you.
The tracks themselves are great, with the tones shifting from dark, indie rock to heavier post-punk almost at will. It's one of those albums that's hard to listen to just one track as you'll find yourself emerged in the whole record. There's a lot of differences between the tracks on this album so I'm sure there's something for most fans of rock in general here.
Brand New have four albums and they're all quite different from each other, so it's hard to suggest similar artists. But I'd say fans of Pixies, The Smiths, The National and Radiohead will enjoy this album.
Here's the full album:
And if no one has time for that here's a few of my favourites from the album:
01. Ride You Through The Night
02. Russian Winter
03. It's So Easy
04. Miss You
05. Money Honey
06. Love Games
07. Heart Beat
08. Hot Child In The City
09. The Wall (11-9-90)
10. Been Around Before
Nadir D'Priest - vocals
Sean Lewis - guitar
Brian West - bass
Krigger - drums
Vince Gilbert - keyboards
Produced by Richard Polodor.
This is the third release by London, and also the only release under the D'Priest moniker. This band kicks ass with songs such as "Ride You Through The Night", "Money Honey" and "Love Games". There is also a nice ballad "Miss You" and the very poignant "The Wall (11-9-90)" about the Berlin Wall coming down. There is also a cool rendition of Nick Gilder's "Hot Child In The City".
London/D'Priest at one time or another featured future members of Cinderella, Motley Crue, and Guns N'Roses. The band also appeared in the movie The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and their music was impressive. I don't understand why fame eluded them because they deserved it. Playa Del Rock receives two thumbs up!
This is basically L.A. band Londoon's third album. I was A big fan of the band London. So I bought this on Tape when it first came out. Kinda hard to find on CD. But I tracked a copy down on Amazon about 5 years ago. Been jamming to it every since. Thought I'd try to spread the word on this very overrated & obscure album from back in the day. If your a fan of old Motley Crue & L.A. Guns. You might dig this release
Last edited by Metal Head Mike : 03-23-2013 at 05:55 PM.
Truly one of the most underrated hard rock bands of all time. This three piece were a fine mix of glam, metal and 90s grunge. The musicianship displayed on this album is impeccable, and a main selling point to fans not familiar with their work is their use of Beatles-style vocal harmonies (I'm not a Beatles fan myself, but every time an album is reviewed with the words 'Beatles-style harmonies' I just have to listen). Memorable choruses, hooks, riffs, just insanely good song writing from a band who deserved to be much bigger than they were.
Currently listening to that King's X album you suggested Krang, and so far I'm very impressed. 'Over My Head' was great and had a sweet solo. 'Summerland' was good too. You sold the album well in your description. Good stuff.