Keep Your Hands Off My Girl
Having made their breakthrough at the turn of the Millennium, this band that features twins Joel and Benji Madden who are now on their forth album, the imminently released 'Good Morning Revival'. Not for the first time, production duties are handed to Don Gilmore, who has also worked with Linkin Park and Avril Lavigne.
What is immediately surprising about 'Keep Your Hands...' is how un-punk rock it actually is. The distorted riff and drumming give the track a dance flavour, which is further aided by Joel Madden's sub-rap vocals. It might display a serious side that the band aren't often associated with, but it is at the expense of the key element that made their music accessible - fun. Not a sing-a-long or bouncy track, it's nearly as much a career suicide attempt as Robbie Williams' "Rudebox".
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