The Bloody Hollies
Who To Trust, Who To Kill, Who To Love
Rather than garage-rock, this disc almost defines sweaty-cavern-rock, with every brick dripping with condensation and reverberating to the attack of a pair of guitars, drums and the occasional dab of bass, harmonica and organ.
This is the Blueskins gone dirty, or the Archie Bronson Outfit gone all bluesy, and is very reminiscent of early White Stripes cranked up to 12 - a track like Mona could easily have been a standout on De Stijl. Despite threatening a wearing listen, Who To Trust, Kill, Love is actually an innervating thrash of raw music, fiery tales and blistering delivery. Mixing the best spirit of punk with a rock musician's technical ability, the 36 minutes blur past in a furious ménage of soloing guitars, crunching rhythm and fantastic lead vocals. The Bloody Hollies fulfil the promise that bands like Von Bondies ultimately failed to deliver - a disc of genuine invention and excitement.
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