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Glamour Kings
For Full Stimulation

Glamour Kings For Full Stimulation

Review By Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
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  Technology and indie music is a wonderful thing these days. Bands like Glamour Kings are taking full advantage of the current musical trends and the wide variety of listener's worldwide ready to download their tracks to their iPods and MP3 players.

Get ready to crank up the volume and hang on For Full Stimulation. What sounds like a full band on this CD is actually two people, primarily Michael Urge (vocals, guitars, bass, synth programming) and John Biordi (live drums).

Electronica can go either way for me, there is no in between, in this case, there are enough rockin' guitars, rhythmic pounding keyboards, and thumping grinding rhythm sections that make each track meaty and blood pumping fun.

The Glamour Kings hail from Long Island and are a product of their environment. Urge holds nothing back whilst sticking his middle finger up and then following that up by spitting in the face of the shallow minded society that surrounds him, and man do I ever love the attitude! The music is the benefactor and thus the listener is the recipient. You are now armed and ready to rock and take in all the lyrical cynicisms and harsh truths of our world.

How can you miss with tracks like "Walking Talking Infomercial." If there ever was a mirror image of what we see on the idiot box every night, this is it. Perhaps the sequel will be "Reality Show Moron." The best track for my money is "A Bitch," self-explanatory of course but it just rocks with sweat and drive. "Want You More" is another grinder that shows how this duo can really put together some powerful music and great lyrics on a track while packing a punch. Think of Gary Numan singing "Cars" all jacked up on steroids and you have the short spot on description of the Glamour Kings.

Glamour Kings are not for the faint of heart of those yearning for a little 70's disco to remember when they were thinner and dancing the night away. This is music for the young and young at heart, those interested in hearing the bottom line truth backed by modern rock music with elements of some cool space age electronica. It is dark and drive-me-home kind of music, the kind that could easily take the place of coffee when you are about to fall asleep at the wheel. The Glamour Kings have both hands on the wheel and the petal to the metal on this release. By the way, while the cover is rather strange, I love it anyway.

 

 

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