Thursday, September 19, 2013

TRACK REVIEW: Maybelene by The Love Junkies

Australia's The Love Junkies - Maybelene is a song that is angry and intoxicated. The body grinding beat is thunderous but easy to dance to. It is a party shuffle type beat, the kind you can raise your glass of beer high to, shake your ass with your loved one and not spill a drop of precious brew. The vocals have a smirk on the verse and goes balls out grungy on the chorus. Love the "gargled with glass" biting sound to the vox. The lead break is equally engaging, a little off kilter, incredibly nasty and good. It gives way to drunken "la las"- a final bad ass chorus and then what could be interpreted as the song passing out. This is my introduction to The Love Junkies and as such I am duly impressed and wanting to see them live. I imagine their shows could be rowdy fun affairs. Sober or buzzed, check out Maybelene. It goes down hard but you will like it.
Robb Donker

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