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The Last Vegas: Eat Me
The Last Vegas Eat Me CD Album Review

The Last Vegas: Eat Me

Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

The Last Vegas is another band I haven't heard from in nearly five years, and 2010's Whatever Gets You Off. But the Chicago-based sleaze hard rock band has kept busy. They released two more albums, 2012's Bad Decisions and 2013's Sweet Salvation produced by top guns Johnny K and Roy Z, respectively. With their latest, Eat Me, the band choose to go DIY, but turned over mixing and mastering two the Swedish duo of Chris Laney and Classe Persson.

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The Last Vegas

Having not heard recent releases, and having only a vague memory of Whatever Gets You Off, I expected to hear more of The Last Vegas' hybrid of Eighties Sunset Strip sleaze and Swedish glam rock revival. And that's pretty much it. But the album has this raw feeling, better would be more organic, maybe even like the songs were recorded live. Another way to describe the sound is a fusion of boogie rock groove and punk rock groove. You certainly catch some of that with Hot Fudge, Along For The Ride, and Voodoo Woman. Then they get some boogie blues going on with Love's Got Nothing On Me, which channels an Aerosmith like groove. Maybe a modern day Mott The Hoople. Chad Cherry sure sounds like he channeling some young Steven Tyler Then something like Hard To Get Over has The Last Vegas sounding like they warped back to The Hellacopters' heyday, stole some of their songs, and rearranged them in punk sleaze sneer. Then there's some strange stuff. From Hell has these fuzzy muted riffs, and equally distorted vocals where Cherry sounds like some demon spitting through the chords. Also, there's Universe & You with more muted vocals, a slow groove, and this Sixties psychedelic vibe.

If anything, Eat Me has some variety, definitely an eclectic mix of music. Which makes me wonder how fans might receive it. This is definitely not the same The Last Vegas of Whatever Gets You Off fame.

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If anything, Eat Me has some variety, definitely an eclectic mix of music. Which makes me wonder how fans might receive it. This is definitely not the same The Last Vegas of Whatever Gets You Off fame.

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