THE LAST VEGAS
SEAL THE DEAL
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 .