April 5, 2004
Young Heart Attack : Tommy Shots
Not even a tour supporting the accursed Darkness can dampen the straightforward passions of Young Heart Attack, a gang of jet-powered rock'n'roll puritans from Austin, Texas. 'Tommy Shots' is their latest fearless attempt to channel the brute genius of AC/DC, with added Joan Jett-style vocals, to create a sound that's rather charming in spite of itself. For added value, they even have a crack at an authentic AC/DC tune, 'Make It Hot', on the B-side, and rack up the rock credibility points further by having Lemmy from Motorhead sing backing vocals for them. The fact that all this excellent primitivism was produced by the bloke out of Gay Dad only, perversely, makes it more entertaining still.
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