Labretta Suede & The Motel 6: Not Food Hungry
By Ania Glowacz
Yee ha! Sexy, swaggering rock n' roll with attitude to burn. This is true, timeless rock n' roll at its finest, and there's no doubt about it. In your face, impassioned, it's seriously irresistible. There's hoodoo, swampy blues, a touch of hillbilly and no bullshit here. Try not giving in to dancing or sing-along, and you will surely fail. Handsomely packaged with great artwork (by various artists) and cool photos of the band, there's been time and money spent on this to make it all-round attractive. And it is, very deluxe. The recorded sound is often rough, but always ready, and compiled from various Auckland studio sessions with engineering/production credits shared among Dave Goodison, Bob Frisbee and the band leaders. Single Boogoloo has had heavy play on bNet stations where No Good Man and Holler have also done well. Party music all the way, although not averse to a touch of acoustic guitars either, this provocatively female-fronted four-piece have done themselves proud with their debut. All fans of rock n' roll and the likes of The Datsuns or King Loser will seriously dig this.
Labretta Suede & The Motel 6