Alright, bitches! Time for some motherfuckin' RAWK!
The Hellacopters were formed by Entombed drummer Nicke Andersson in 1994, and this there debut LP followed two years later. This was Nicke's second venture into the frontman/singer role - he had previously sung in a shortlived and rather obscure project called Leadfoot a few years prior (not to be confused by the Karl Agell-led band of the same name). On this album and the follow-up, 1997's Payin' The Dues, The Hellacopters became known for bringing RAWK! back to where the RAWK! was supposed to be all along: in dirty garages and tiny piss & beer stained clubs in Hicksville. MC5, The Stooges and Motorhead were the guiding stars in their pursuit of the baby Jesus known to them only as RAWK! and the world saw that it was good.
The Hellacopters mellowed considerably with each release, but never failing to bring the RAWK! to wherever it needed to be brought. In 2007 the band announced they will be breaking up later this years after one more album (their seventh) and one more tour. Although the Hellacopters are very dear to me and I love all their work (Supershitty To The Max! and 2002's By The Grace Of God being my favorites), their latest album, 2005's Rock And Roll Is Dead was a total fucking bore. Dull songs, dull production, it didn't sound like the band even tried that hard. Why they put so many boring, forgettable songs on the album while leaving off amazing RAWK!ing tracks like It Might Mean Something To You and Positively So Naive (both eventually released as b-sides) is a mystery. But I have no doubts that they will go out on a high note and give us one more masterpiece, filled to the brim with RAWK!.
Anywho, time to let the RAWK! do the talking:
(mp3) The Hellacopters - Bore me (highly recommended!)
Bore Me live Toronto 1998:
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