Rocky Shades' Wildside Riot CD 'No Second Take' has hit the streets. If you have the impression that this is a come back CD, then forgive me for disabusing you of this idea as this is not the case. Although Rocky Shades has been in a hideaway for many years, believe me when I say that this is a total band effort.
The opening track, self titled 'Wildside Riot' kicks it off nicely with the very posh, precise lyric 'What are you afraid of? It's only rock n roll'. The guitars crunch in and Rocky's party anthem vocal begins, you can feel the punches roll fists to the air from the word go.
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Stand out tracks are the self titled trash tracks as aforementioned, as well as punch in the air 'Broken Toys' and the fist raising 'Fukk Em', a stomp along song, with catchy lyrics that reflect the attitude of rock n roll.
'Thats What Sunday Mornings Are For' gives the feeling of having a great party night out, and the comedown of the events the night before. Lyrics about partying and what Sundays are for, mainly recovering from partying too hard. The track 'My Paradise' reminds me of the scene from Back to the Future in the ballroom, where Marty is playing guitar and trying to get things right. A good rock n roll 60s feel, sheer ballad, rock n roll.
The single 'All Hail The Wasted' gives a punch in the face, ready to party atmosphere, and makes things rock the night away.
Rocky Shades' Wildside Riot have captured the essence of many things, the past is exactly that and this is their future. For fans of past endeavors of the man himself, forget it, this is totally not kiddie rock. The band are refreshing and able to provide some kick ass tune-age, no kiddie rock here for definite!
Get ready for the new chapter, great tunes and party anthems. Welcome back Mr Shades and his band of comrades , get ready it's a Wildside Riot!!!!!!!!!
Track Listing as follows:
1. ALL HAIL THE WASTED
2. WILDSIDE RIOT
3. BROKEN TOYS
4. FUKK EM
5. CANDIIS GONE BAD
6. THAT'S WHAT SUNDAY MORNINGS ARE FOR
7. BABE I GOTTA GO
8. ANGEL ON MY BACK
9. MY PARADISE
10. GLITTER TRAMPS
11. WASTED LUST
12. MY WOMAN
13. THERE IS A BULLET FOR EACH OF YOU.
MEMBERS OF THE RIOT SQUAD ARE:
ROCKY SHADES - VOCALS
GAZ WILDE - DRUMS
JOSS RIOT - LEAD GUITAR
JIMMY GUNN - CO LEAD & RHYTHM GUITAR
MARTY MAELSTROM - BASS GUITAR
In Shades own words "where have all the good times gone? We are here to bring you some. "Check them out for yourself at www.wildsideriot.com or their facebook page. "What are you afraid of its only rock' n roll."