The Gemini Five line-up is finally complete again!
TOM WOUDA on lead guitar. -The fresh blood and new guy on the block!
Native of Örebro (Sweden) Tom was found in Stockholm early August 2009. After a worldwide search for a complete line-up.
Tom’s smoking playing and cool ways makes the band invincible!
The new band is rehearsing like mad at this point. During the summer they did some festivals all over Sweden, among them “Peace and Love” & “Rockweekend”.
More info, photos and music at: www.myspace.com/geminifive
Last night American Idol again wasted the time of millions of viewers (self included) as we waited to see who got the boot off of the show. The entertainment was Frankie Avalon, Kellie Pickler and Flo Rida. Now how these three musical artists have anything in common is beyond me, but this certainly seemed like an off the wall mixture of music. Rapper Flo Rida performed an absolutely torrid version of the Dead or Alive classic, “You Spin Me Right Round”. How in the hell this song is in the top 10 in the pop charts is beyond me? While this song isn’t an exact remake, in my ears, the live version was terrible.
This song has been covered by many artists, and almost all of them have been better than this. How on earth do people listen to this stuff?
I am not a fan of this reformulated rap music at all. I guess in a certain sense, musical artists have been sampling songs like this for a long time. Kid Rock is one of the biggest offenders of this as of late, but at least his music is somewhat listenable.
Gemini Five and Dope have also remade this song. I will take their covers over the Flo Rida version any day of the week. Listen for yourself below!
On this CD, the band gets a little help by Crash Diet’s Martin Sweet. Sweet plays guitar on the tracks “Scream 4 Me”, “Stay With Me”, and the title track “Sex Drugs Anarchy”. The Crash Diet influence plays heavily on the songs on this disc, so much so in fact, that I believe that “Sex Drugs Anarchy” tops the last Crash Diet disc, “The Unattractive Revolution”, and could possibly rival their excellent debut, “Rest In Sleaze”.
In my opinion, the best songs on this disc, are “I Am Hollow”, “Scream 4 Me”, the title track “Sex, Drugs, Anarchy”, “Lay Your Money Down” and “Blood on the Bricks”.
The song “Something’s Gonna Give” kind of bugs me. There is a part of this song that is almost exactly the same as Cinderella’s “Somebody Save Me“. The lyrics may be different, but there are parts of the song where the music, and timing is practically the same. Every time I listen to this song, I want to sing:
“Put your money in a big house
Get yourself a pretty wife
She’ll collect your life insurance
When she connects you with a knife”.
Try it, the lyrics fit with the music almost perfectly. The rest of the song is different, but the similar parts are uncanny. There are guitar parts on this tune that would do Warren DeMartini proud, so I guess it is a toss up on this one.
The song “Stay With Me” is a pretty cool song, but the fade at the end of the song is completely annoying in my opinion. Even with these minor issues, “Sex Drugs Anarchy” is a pretty enjoyable hard rock disc. These Swedish sleaze merchants have a hot record on their hands. The band is making plenty of waves in Europe, it would be great to see them get some support in the U.S. as well.
If you are a fan of hard rock/sleaze and hair metal, you have to check these guys out.
You can find Gemini Five on the web at this link. You can buy “Sex Drugs Anarchy” at this link.
Gemini Five has made a couple of these songs available for a free download through their website. You can right click on the highlighted songs below to download these tunes.
1. Thunder & Lightning
2. I Am Hollow
3. Scream 4 Me
4. Here’s Looking at You Kid
5. All Pistols
6. Sex Drugs Anarchy
7. Lay Your Money Down
8. Here 2Day Gone 2Mrw
9. Something’s Gonna Give
10. Blood on the Bricks
11. We Do Not Come in Peace
12. Stay With Me
Gemini Five is:
Dany “Dee Dee” Douglas – Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals
Tin Star – Guitars and Lead Vocals
Hot Rod – Bass & Backing Vocals
Slim Pete – Drums
We are letting you download 5 trax from the new album ‘SEX DRUGS ANARCHY’ for FREE!!!
The trax’s been re-mastered for your optimal sound when played at radio and clubs. PLEASE, spread the songs to all your friends, music lovers, local rock clubs and DJ’s.
Burn as many cd’s you may want and start making requests at venues, radio stations etc.
These trax will be published and available through out all of November 2008 starting Saturday 1st.
DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!! VISIT THE OFFICIAL GEMINI FIVE WEBSITE WWW. GEMINFIVE. COM
Gemini FIve has posted the following bulletin on their myspace page:
Lead guitarist Dee Dee has very rapidly decided to leave the band due to ilness and private/personal reasons. His decision is understandable and accepted by the other bandmembers.
– This is however something we could not predict and therefore some “last-minute-actions” need to be considered.
The show tonight Sept 27th
in Sundsvall [SWE] is forced to be postponed ’til later and the in-store acoustic appearance at Heron City in Stockholm is unfortunally cancelled!!! We are sincerely sorry for all the inconvenience this might have regarding not being able to perform as agreed to.
We’ll try our best to make it up to you in the future.
The Stockholm show at Tantogården on Wednesday October 1 is still on, thanks to Martin Sweet of CrashDïet, whom is filling in temporarily on lead guitar.
Stay tuned for more news and updates regarding the situation.