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Saturday, 23 July 2011 18:07

The Favors
self-titled CD EP
(Break Up! Records)

If you worship Hanoi Rocks, dig Buckcherry, appreciate the musical genius of Faster Pussycat, or own a copy of the Jesse Camp & The 8th Street Kidz CD, you’re likely to “get” The Favors. The band’s new five-song CD blasts off with the Guns N’ Roses-meets Dead Boys rawk power of early D Generation but winds up showing off a nifty pop sensibility that’s apparent in hooky tunes like “She’s Insane” and “Leave L.A.”. And it’s the latter quality that ultimately distinguishes The Favors from the rest of today’s ass-kicking, power riffing, cucumber-in-the-pants-stuffing neo-hard rock outfits.

Sure, the testosterone and volume dials are cranked to the max, and musically this band kicks up a storm as wild, raucous, and bad-ass as anything heard on the Sunset Strip circa 1985. But like their West Coast counterparts Romeo’s Dead, this Columbus quartet backs up its hellfire blitzkrieg with a Cheap Tricky melodic touch that would make Enuff Z’nuff envious.

And when these fellas wanna rock, they fucking ROCK! “One Foot In The Grave” is the kind of timeless rock anthem you rarely hear any more. With its bone-jarring riffs, head-bobbing backbeat, full-on sleazy vocals, thunderous drum action, and screaming lead guitar lines a la “Breaking The Law”, it sounds like the sort of tune you and your degenerate buddies would be cranking full-blast in the car at 2:00 AM, while you were parked in front of the mini-mart---shirtless, fucked-up, and guzzling wine coolers like there was no tomorrow. Rock n' roll, dude!!!

All in all, this CD is certifiably killer. I dare you motherfuckers to tell me that “She’s Insane” isn't the greatest rock n’ roll song of 2003. I DARE ya! - Josh Rutledge

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 17:35

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