Demented Are Go - "Hellbilly Storm"
(Hep Cat Records 2005, HEP-1119-2)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations June 2006
Man, these guys look like a bad nightmare to a place you do not want to visit. Scary as hell people who play more tame music that I had expected and some of it is pretty damn good as well. The music is not all crazy punk inspired Rockabilly like I had expected. I had never heard of the UK band but this is their 6th full length record. This was released in 2005 in Europe on People like You, but this is the US release and features an unreleased C&W track called When Death Rides a Horse. The lyric subjects are pretty crazy and include sex, drugs and all the rock and roll stuff in a sort of demented way. Most of the songs are built upon a slapped bass style with simple drums, with the guitar and harmonica adding the interesting parts. Sparky, who has a history of mental problems, seems pretty clear headed on this release. Ha..ha...
For more information you can visit the Demented Are Go web site at: http://www.dementedarego.net.
Visit the Hep Cat Records web site at: http://www.hepcatrecords.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller