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With their roots firmly in post US Punk, Turin's rock rebels Backstage Heroes aren't trying to rewrite rock history. They blatantly love the Glam scene of old, this album is sleazy, bluesy rock'n'roll with influences inspired by the usual Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, AC/DC and Aerosmith template whilst giving it their own twist. Sometimes that's just enough. Any band that writes and sings the lyric "I'm just singing Rock and Roll baby" is alright with me and let's face a fact, occasionally we just want to be entertained. 

Opening track 'One Way' is rough, heavy and strong. They have the kind of tight roughness on record that most smooth bands have on stage, the rock'n'roll is loud and tracks like 'Anybody' or 'C'mon' aren't going to win originality awards, but they play with such enthusiasm that you know they're smiling all the way to the titty bar. 'I Joke(he)r' adds a slice of Cinderella style slide guitar along with its catchy chorus and the rest of the album flows with the same rock 'n' roll attitude that has seen them support Vains Of Jenna, Crazy Lixx and Adam Bomb in their homeland.

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Musically described by their promo team as "sleazy rock n roll fury", you've got to say that they're pretty much spot on. Not everything has to be new and thrilling or even original. Give me a Friday, give me a beer or two and give me Backstage Heroes and we've got ourselves a night that is worthy of the name Rock. They are certainly not a big new exciting band with fresh ideas but definitely a band worthy of slotting into your cd collection between Babylon A.D. and Backyard Babies, and I'd imagine they'd like that. Backstage Heroes are hot, sweaty, gritty and a little shouty at times, but definitely worth a listen.

Mark Warburton

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