STAND BY THE D.A.N.C.E.
Released 2005 (ST2 Records)
01. Stand By The D.A.N.C.E.
02. All You See
03. Get Load
04. Nao Vou Ficar
05. Watching Over You
06. Different Taste
07. Hey Hey Hey
08. Bla Bla Bla
09. On The Hillside
10. Falling Higher
11. Buy Buy Baby
12. The Ballad Of
13. 5 Mentiras
14. Just Done
15. Just Done (video)
Gustavo Riviera – guitar and vocals
Chuck Hipolitho – guitar, percussion and vocals
Ze Mazzei – bass and acoustic guitar
Flavio Cavichioli – drums and percussion
Daniel Ganjaman – piano, steal guitar, backing vocals and keyboards
Patricia Coelho – backing vocals
Ana Paula – backing vocals
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Ganjaman.
Here we have the newest album from one of the greatest Brazilian rock and roll bands ever. On a newer and bigger label, responsible of releasing artists like Sebastian Bach, Alice Cooper, Black Label Society, Yngwie Malmsteen and The Exploited in the Brazilian market, the Forgotten Boys received a greater production, female background singers, multimedia stuff and everything they needed to release another kick-ass record. For those who had never heard them, it’s a well done mix of different things like New York Dolls, old Aerosmith, T-Rex, Backyard Babies, Ramones, Guns N’Roses, MC5 and the Stooges (check “Search And Destroy”).
The tracks are:
“Stand By The D.A.N.C.E.” – Most of the greatest rock albums in history had one strong opening track and the Forgotten Boys made it here. Lead guitarist Gustavo‘s trademarked voice sounds as great as ever and the background singers spelling D.A.N.C.E. will stick in your head right away.
“All You See” – Is an in your face track sang by guitarist Chuck with a little punk rock flavor. They show us how simple is to play a great rock song; let the guitars roar.
“Get Load” – Here we see the difference of working with a producer. Great vocal work by Gustavo and the backing vocalists Patricia Coelho and Ana Paula – fully loaded.
“Nao Vou Ficar” – One of the three songs in Portuguese of this record and this is the best of them. It’s something to the band, as they always sang in English.
“Watching Over You” – Some Dolls influences here and there in this song about having a good time, another lethal dose of guitars to wake up the dead.
“Different Taste” – Slowing down a little, Chuck did great vocals on this one.
“Hey Hey Hey” – Some NY Dolls meets Stooges influences on this one.
“Bla Bla Bla” – This is a version of their own “You See Bad Luck” song (recorded for an album with Killer Dolls from Argentina) with new Portuguese lyrics. The original version beats this one, but for those who never heard it, it’s a catchy punk rock and roll song.
“On the Hillside” – Some more great background vocal work with Gustavo leading them.
“Falling Higher” – Speeding up and getting higher and higher, heavy guitar hooks.
“Buy Buy Baby” – Some fine guitar riffs and drumming with some heavy guitars and drumming section in the middle of this song. Cool lyrics about money and relationships.
“The Ballad Of” – It’s almost a ballad, but not quite. This should be their second single cause it’s one of their greatest works here; awesome lyrics about love and lost.
“5 Mentiras” – A great pop rock and roll song sung in Portuguese. Chuck doesn’t sound very comfortable singing in Portuguese, but it’s not bad at all – great guitar solo.
“Just Done” – It’s the last song but the first single/video off this record. It’s a basic rock and roll hit with keys, backing vocals and sing-a-long chorus. What else do you need? And they leave a message on this one: “No one can stop us now. We are on revolution”. You bet they are!
I hear Stand By The D.A.N.C.E. will be released worldwide soon thought Eagle/Spitfire, so watch out!
You can download the new video at http://www.forgottenboys.com.br or visit their record label at http://www.st2.com.br.
Reviewed by Marcel for Sleaze Roxx, October 2005.
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