AMERICAN DOG/V8 WANKERS
Released 2005 (Art Beat Records)
02. Black Night
03. Good Ass Is Hard To Find
04. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
American Dog Band:
Michael Hannon – vocals and bass
Steve Theado – vocals and guitars
Keith Pickens – drums and vocals
V8 Wankers Band:
Lutz Vegas – vocals
Vulcanus – guitar
Schmuddel – guitar
Rico – bass
Dirty Dick – drums
Dust off those old turntables, because here we have a split 7″ vinyl featuring American Dog and Germany’s V8 Wankers. This little 4-song gem was printed in the Czech Republic, distributed in Germany and is limited to 300 copies – so it may be harder to find then a virgin at an adult film awards gala. So if you can find a copy you just may have a collectible in your hands.
I’ve reviewed American Dog several times now and I always enjoy their barroom swagger. Of course everyone knows by now what “D-N-F” stands for (this is the unreleased studio version), and the song should be an opening staple at any of their live shows. The new track here is a cover of Deep Purple‘s “Black Night”, sung by guitarist Steve Theado. He possesses a cool gravelly voice, nothing like Ian Gillan‘s trademark yelp, yet it works and gives this version of the song its own identity – great stuff.
Until now I had no idea who the V8 Wankers were, but they seem to be a punk meets metal hybrid – but punk only in the fact that they play fast and in your face. “Good Ass Is Hard To Find” is from their Demon Tweak album and is a furious rocker, simple yet effective. “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” is a Hank Williams cover that as you can guess strays from the original and the vocals remind me of a grittier version of Cats In Boots‘ Joel Ellis.
It may be short, but this split EP is a fun listen. You can check the bands out at their respective websites; www.americandog.us and www.v8wankers.de. I also may have found the only place on Earth that still sells this LP, www.ruderecords.de, but pick it up quick because this one won’t last long.
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