Rock N Roll Overdose – debut album by Vanity Blvd.
By: Tracy Forsyth-Lundy
Sweden certainly continues to export some of the best Rock music and Vanity Blvd is no exception to this rule. What a kick ass album! Packed with 10 Rock & Roll tracks ‘Rock N Roll Overdose’ delivers in your face Rock & Roll with a flare of “Glam” and a hell of a lot of style! Now don’t let the word ‘Glam’ misguide you, Vanity Blvd is NOT some “Pop” band trying to pull off a Rock & Roll look – oh no no my friends! Vanity Blvd IS what Rock & Roll is all about! Cindi’s vocals will give you goosebumps, Traci’s licks & riffs kick ass in each and every track. Frecko is on drums and he beats them like a man should beat his drums – HORNS UP! Marty is on bass and provides a killer beat right on cue.
Check out the tracks on this album:
Talk of The Town – Right On!! Cindi brings it on this track, totally catchy tune!
Sweet Saturdaynite – Love the vocals again, wicked harmonies! Hooks to die for in this track.
Private Hell – Kick this track off with Traci ripping on guitar – love it! THIS is what I dig about Rock & Roll! Tight Bass and Drums – well done.
Share My Pain – This is where those goosebumps I mentioned begin to surface – Cindi’s vocals are simply brilliant. This band knows how to write a catchy song.
Summer Tease – Love that tight snare – the snap is perfect! Hooky chorus – it’s addictive to listen to. We can all relate to this track on some level.
Come Dance With Me – DAMN I love this track!!! Rock and Blues are the perfect marriage. THIS track is AWESOME with a capital ‘A’. Traci’s variety of guitar will please the fussiest music fan, Cindi’s vocals are comparable to Amy Lee meets Lee Aaron with a hint of Joan Jett – it’s f***ing phenomenal! THIS is my favorite track on this album – I give a standing ovation for this song!
Nasty Girl – Harmonies are perfect again, this would be what I would say is the ‘Pop’ style song they have on this entire album. Don’t get me wrong…it’s NOT POP music – but it has that vibe to how it’s written – still a great Rock song.
4 The Love of Rock N Roll – the title alone makes me smile :) Take a touch of Bluegrass style guitar at the start and fade into a wicked RAWK riff – I have nothing but accolades for Vanity Blvd – they ARE artists that can write a song that will embed itself into your brain for life!
Feed My Obsession – Classic Rock & Roll is what this track is all about. Can’t say enough about those harmonies – I’m totally impressed.
Since U Been Gone – Thunder, beautiful and soothing guitar followed by a brilliant drum beat along side of Marty’s bass…THEN Traci kicks into his fabulous guitar style – it may be the last track on the album but they finish this album just as strong as it began.
If you love an album you can play from start to finish WITHOUT wanting to skip a song – then THIS is the album you need to buy. North America is just beginning to hear what this band can do – wait until you see them perform these awesome songs live! You’ll find me front row…CENTER!!
FULL HORNS UP for Vanity Blvd and what a way to begin 2010!!
Vanity Blvd is my choice for Indie Artist for 2009 in Backstage Live Magazine & we will have a FULL feature on this incredible band launching later this week. Congratulations Vanity Blvd & cheers to your future success!!