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Get on Your Life by The Black Velvets

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Reviewed on 26th November 2004.


Get on Your Life

By The Black Velvets

In an era when rock music is well and truly back, The Black Velvets are gonna settle in to a CD collection near you just nicely. 'Get On Your Life' is made up of classic guitar riffs and a pounding drum beat that clearly display their influences of Guns'n'Roses and Led Zeppelin and consequently will have you jumping around, shaking your sweaty locks in your local rock club before can say "how hairy are this band?" The vocals are suitably gritty, particularly during the chorus, which exhibits a voice of a true rock 'n' roll man in the making. Hailing from Liverpool it is quite refreshing to hear that The Black Velvets have managed to escape the usual generic offerings of psychedelic scouse skiffle presented by bands such as The Coral and The Zutons. They actually remind me more of a British Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, which, in my opinion, can only be a good thing. After already touring with the likes of The Killers, John Squire and The Who and having nearly secured a legendary story of having Liam Gallagher present at their summer signing with Vertigo Records, I reckon I can pretty much guarantee that you will be hearing more from this band in the future.

Now, how hairy are this band? I can only begin to imagine...



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