The Hong Kong Sleepover comes from western Illinois where the land is generally flat, the roads run mostly at right angles, and the most fun you might have is driving through one of the numerous, and large, cornfields with your muddy pick up truck. Unless, of course, you stop be the local dive where this thundering herd is crushing your head with the hard and heavy rock of their second album Bolshevik Firecrackers.
Actually, if Lemmy Kilmister would pass, and Motorhead succumb by his absence, fans could turn to HKS in their time of grief. Listening to 356, Bleed to Win or Draw the Line, this band treads similar territory, notably in their groove and Ted Renner's voice. Throw in a touch of Nashville Pussy, with a lessened southern vibe, and you'll have a feel for The HKS sound.
If they're not pummeling you with their thick groove, HKS is kicking your ass with their heavy bottom end: the rhythm section of this band is solid, steady, and boisterous. And the band, who did the whole production DIY, brings up the slapping your face bass lines and thumping drums. After this the keen component may be Pete Thompson's vivid and sharp guitar leads that can equally soar or pierce your ear drums like an ice pick, with classic rock and blues style.
Fundamentally, Bolshevik Firecrackers is groove-laden, good old-fashioned, no nonsense, beer drinking, American heavy rock. Best picks to turn your brain into mush while drinking beer (it appears that the HKS brand of choice is Miller High Life; well, there's no accounting for lousy taste) to numb the blows: Bleed to Win, Big John, 356, Not Enough Whiskey, and Boomstick.
Bolshevik Firecrackers is groove-laden, good old-fashioned, no nonsense, beer drinking, American heavy rock.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]