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THE LAST VEGAS
SEAL THE DEAL
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Much like their name suggests, this band is both unashamedly glitzy and walks on the wild side, traits which allow The Last Vegas' brand of hard-edged, bloozy and boozy rawk to feel utterly convincing. On the Chicago quintet's 10-track ode to no frills rock 'n roll, tracks like the '80s hair metal bite meets Stooges bark "Ain't A Good Man" somehow have Motorhead and Ratt arm in arm, while the rowdy title track takes choice parts from Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, and Fu Manchu to concoct a delectable fuzzy stoner stew. Loud, proud, and balls to the wall, SEAL THE DEAL is a muscle car in a sea of sedans and minivans, effortlessly connecting the gutter to the glamour while claiming a victory for degeneratively unrepentant raw rock 'n roll .
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