ROCK & ROLL IS DEAD
LIQUOR AND POKER
The Hellacopters’ latest ironically named album digs deep to resuscitate those Stones-y grooves of yesteryear, and it does the job sans a fashion show on tunes like “Leave It Alone”. Just hard-nailed, seasoned rock gems that bands used to churn out when music was all that mattered is what you’ll dive into here, and no one does it better than this acclaimed Swedish quintet. From the terribly catchy ‘70s rock sheath of “I’m in the Band” to the honkytonkin’ hooks of “I Might Come See You Tonight” and the unbridled QOSTA groove of “Bring it on Home”, there’s a good reason why these guys have toured with KISS and won Grammys in their homeland. It’s because they are one of the most rocking bands on the planet, and anyone that fancies themselves a rocker from garage to classic to stoner has something to gnaw on here.