Monday, December 26, 2005

Major Stars 7"

Along the same lines of the rock attack theme this end of december. This 7 inch made it to a few best of end of the year lists so I'll add it and you can decide for yourself.

"Major Stars - Black Road TW-1062 7" $3 The story from where we left off:Major Stars play their most recent tour of the USA in May of 2003,return in June to make their definitive studio record (Major Stars 4), and then head to NYC a week later to record the Live In Europa split LP with Comets On Fire. All good so far. They unexpectedly lay low for for the next eighteen months, losing longtime drummer Dave Lynch along the way and ending up with an empty bassman spot when Tom Leonard joins Kate Village and Wayne Rogers in the guitar frontline. The new sextet is completed by the arrival of lead singer Sandra Barrett, formerly of local art-punk legends LA Drugs. A new LP is ready to be released in early 2006, but why wait in silence? Here's a two-track taster of heavy things to come."

Review from blastitude.
Some, ahem, "major" changes are going on with the Major Stars . . . already an extremely heavy two-guitar band, they are now a ludicrously heavy THREE-guitar band, and also now have a bad-ass WOMAN vocalist! I realize that makes 'em sound pretty metal, but, um, they ARE pretty metal now, or maybe simply "hard rock" is more accurate. Thing is, I don't think Major Stars really planned any of this at all, which is what makes it so enjoyable -- they just got a new line-up and they wanted to blast and this is what came out. My only complaint is that the guitar solos are too short, but hey, it's a 45 RPM 7-inch....

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