BLACK LEATHER SOUL
Released July 28, 2009 (Nickel & Dime Records)
01. Midnight Moses
02. Call Me Motherfucker
03. Big Balls
04. Mr. Living Dead
05. Scene Bitch
06. Silver And Green
07. On The Run
08. Hot Pants
09. Black Leather Soul
10. Bop City
11. Chainsaw Betty
12. Exile On Mean Street
Dirty D – vocals
Frank “Sgt. Rock” Meyer – guitars
“Screamin’ Lord” Bruce Duff – guitars
Dino Everett – basss
Andy Baker – drums
Produced by Bruce Duff and Frank Meyer.
This underground biker metal super group is made up of former members of bands such as The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, Jesters Of Destiny, The B-Movie Rats and ADZ.
Angus Khan claims that they are just what a back alley street fight would sound like between Angus Young and Genghis Khan. I don’t know about you but anything having to do with AC/DC I have to hear. Truth be told, as simple as Angus Khan would like us to think their sound is, it’s much more than a primitive version of AC/DC; there’s also a lot of MC5, The Stooges, Rose Tattoo, 70’s Aerosmith and The Sex Pistols, and that my friends is the winning formula for success. That music is timeless, sounds great even to this day and what I hear on Black Leather Soul is an album that I can pick up 15 or 20 years from now and it will still kick me in the teeth.
Some of the standouts on Black Leather Soul are, “Big Balls,” Call Me Motherfucker,” “Scene Bitch,” “Black Leather Soul,” and their take on Alex Harvey‘s “Midnight Moses” is nothing short of extraordinary. The only weak track that I would call filler is their attempt at commercial rock ‘n’ roll with “Bop City”, it just doesn’t measure up to the rest of the album.
From top to bottom Black Leather Soul is a retro album that is consistently great and will fit perfectly in everyone’s top 5 of 2009.
www.myspace.com/anguskhanrocks – nickelanddimerecords.com
Reviewed by Ruben Mosqueda for Sleaze Roxx, September 2009.