New album’Welcome to the Hotel de la Muerte is out in Europe October 12th on Bad Reputation Records
The Worlds Greatest Flamenco Glam Punk Rumba Rock n Roll Gypsy Kings GYPSY PISTOLEROS have finished recording the mini album ‘Hotel de la muerte’ Produced once more by the legendary & eccentric Joe Gibb ( Catatonia, Funeral for a friend, Janes Addiction, The Kinks ,etc ) in Mighty Atom Studios ( Wales ) .
Artist extraordinaire Jo Burgon – Candy Machine Art ( Metallica, Led Zeppelin,L.A Guns, Wednesday 13, Metallica, etc ) has designed and illustrated the new album and t-shirt design in a Priest, Hellsing , From Dawn to Dusk, El Mariachi style!!! Tracks are ‘Living down with the Gypsies, Walk through the shadows, Sangre de las Rosas, Welcome to the Hotel de la muerte, Son illusiones.
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS’ VIDEO GAME WET SPONSORS
GYPSY PISTOLEROS’ OCTOBER U.K. TOUR
The Gypsy Pistoleros today announced that Bethesda Softworks®’ recently-released third person shooter, WET™, will be the sole sponsor of their 2009 October U.K Tour. Four tracks from the band’s forthcoming album, Hotel de la Muerte, are featured in the smash hit WET, a highly stylized game developed by Artificial Mind & Movement for Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
The band’s 2009 October tour supports their new album due out in the U.K. on October 12th on Bad Reputation Records. A double album release, available through Chavis Records, will be out on November 30th in North America and Asia.
Gypsy Pistoleros’ songs add to WET’s heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping adventure of double crosses and paybacks in which players take on the role of problem fixer, Rubi Malone. Featuring top-notch voice over performances from Eliza Dushku (as Rubi Malone), Malcolm McDowell (as crime lord Rupert Pelham) and Alan Cumming (as villain Christopher Sorrell) , WET offers up a perfect mix of violence and humor set against a stellar soundtrack and original score, both of which capture the game’s cool, retro-70s grindhouse vibe.
Gypsy Pistoleros has played with all the great glam rock icons including Poison, L.A Guns, Vince Neil, Faster Pussycat, Twisted Sister, Ratt, Skid Row, Tesla, Dokken, Warrant and can be seen at the following locations on the following dates:
- 3rd October at Gasworks in Bradford*
- 11th October at JB’s in Dudley*
- 12th October at The Salutation in Nottingham*
- 14th October at Rockers in Glasgow**
- 15th October at Marrs Bar in Worcester*
- 17th October at Legends in Newcastle*
- 18th October at London Underworld (+ Bai Bang)*
- 21st October at TJ’s in Newport*
- 23rd October at Perfect 5th in Taunton*
- 28th October at The Palladium Bideford North Devon*
- 30th October at Mama Stone’s in Exeter*
*Livin in a Valvestate and MAEVEN
**Livin in a Valvestate & Wasted Angels!
For more information on the band please visit: www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
One of the lesser known bands in my vast CD collection is I, Napoleon. This band’s self titled debut was released towards the end of the hair metal era. Judging from the perfect coiffures the band members have on the back cover of this CD, they were certainly trying to appeal to the hair metal crowd. The music on this CD is so completely random, I don’t think I could truly classify them as one.
When I picked this up in the 90′s on cassette, I remembered not really getting into this very much, but couldn’t remember the tunes at all. I recently replaced this CD, and found that I liked this a lot more than when it was first released.
Singer Steve Napoleon’s voice sounds like a cross between Richard Black from Shark Island, and Steven Shareaux from Kik Tracee but the music is nothing like either one of those bands.
The opening track “Perfect Absolution” kind of sounds like a White Lion tune with a different style of singer. It is an o.k. opener, but there better songs on this CD.
The keyboards on “Go To Pieces” sounds like they should be in a Honeymoon Suite song, than from I, Napoleon. The vocals are pretty cool on this tune.
“Come Back Soon” fires off with a bunch of La, La, La’s. My first reaction was “What the hell is this?”. That part of the tune is kind of annoying, but catchy in an odd way too. The rest of it is pretty good.
“Everytime I See Your Picture” is a keyboard based power ballad that could have had a little bit of hit potential, assuming the band got some radio airplay, of which they received very little. This is a cover song from the Canadian singer Luba, who did have a top 40 hit with this song.
“Whipped Silly” is easily one of my favorite tunes on this CD. You have to love the Cowbell!
“I Am The Idiot” is cool rocker that blasts out a saxophone solo towards the middle of the song. You have to love the classic lyrics “Life’s a bitch and I’m a whore, at least I’m not some goddamn bore”.
“Sweet Cyanide” is a pretty straight forward sleazy rocker, and good tune at that.
“Concerto in D Minor” is a piano instrumental that pretty much adds nothing to this CD at all. Its inclusion here is just weird.
This CD has been out of print for years, but you can still find copies of it, at this link. Back in the 90′s, I didn’t care for this CD, but now I think its kind of cool. The low price makes it a CD worth checking out.
Rating: Out of 10
- Perfect Absolution
- Go To Pieces
- Don’t Wanna Sleep Alone
- Come Back Soon
- Everytime I See Your Picture
- Love I Hate
- Whipped Silly
- Feels Like Suicide
- I Am The Idiot
- Sweet Cyanide
- Concerto in D Minor
- My Backyard
I, Napoleon is:
Steve Napoleon – Vocals, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Percussion
Joe Fazio – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Imondi – Drums, Percussion Backing Vocals
Doug Stratton – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Crucifed Barbara just released a new single, “Jennyfer” off of their album, Til Death Do Us Party.
Check out their video, “Sex Action” below.