New York City Crashdiet fans! You won’t want to miss Crashdiet’s Arockalypse tour stop at New York City’s Gramercy Theater on April 13th. Special guests for the show are Crucified Barbara, Wildstreet, Nasty Habit, Snakeskyn Whiskey and PUI. Hard Rock Hideout has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan!
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Wildstreet’s new video “Easy Does It” is easily one of the hottest clips of 2012. “Easy Does It” is This video is not safe for work, so HRH readers, you may want to view this in your homes. You can purchase “Easy Does It” as an mp3 download from Amazon.com at this link.
Wildstreet was formed in 2006 by front man Eric Jayk and guitarist Jimmie Marlowe but they soon added bassist Ali Hassan, drummer Brian Beck and lead guitarist Keith Robert to complete their lineup. When I listen to Wildstreet’s debut E.P. I am reminded of two sayings one being “All That’s Old Is New Again” and the other is “Looks Are Deceiving”. Going strictly by the band’s look one could think these New Yorkers overdosed on Hanoi Rocks and Guns ‘N Roses but once you start listening to Wildstreet you realize it was Def Leppard’s Pyromania and Hysteria the band OD’d on. Even the production sounds so much like a “Mutt” Lange record it is almost impossible to believe the band produced the album themselves.
Their debut is chock full of Leppardesque anthems and power ballads ready made for stadiums and radio if radio actually played this type of hard rock. “Wanna Get It On” starts everything off sounding like a mix of “Let It Rock” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” right away you will find yourself wanting to sing along Eric and the guys and Brian Beck’s drums sound absolutely massive. “Hard On You” is another huge sounding anthem tailor made for arenas with hand claps, terrific gang vocals, a great solo by Keith Robert and massive drums by Beck once again. “For So Long” is a power ballad that would make Joe Elliott and the boys proud once again this track is filled with hand claps, massive background vocals just a great sing a long track. “Soldier of Love” sounds like it could have came out of the “Pyromania” recording sessions, Jayk sounds more like Joe Elliott on this song than any other song on the album. “Midnight Gypsy” is a solid instrumental track which you don’t see alot anymore especially from bands that fall into the pop metal/hard rock category. “Open Up Your Eyes” is a fantastic mid tempo rock ballad absolutely fantastic lighters and cell phones will definitely be lighting up the room when this song is played live.
Unfortunately this album doesn’t close as strong as it started out and in the end it brings the album down a notch “the Fist of Fury” is absolutely ridiculous why this was even put on this album is beyond me. This song by itself almost killed the album for me which is saying a lot considering how much I love the first six songs. The band covers Mott The Hooples “All The Young Dudes” which is a decent cover but one that has been done by just about everyone. I would have much rather heard another original song as long as it wasn’t in the vein of “the Fist of Fury”. The album closes out with an acoustic version of “Soldier of Love” which is pretty cool but I liked the plugged in version better.
If I rated the album on the first six songs I would give it a 7 but the last three songs really hurt this album. I am still looking forward to the band releasing a full album and see what they can do with that. Wildstreet definitely has the chops and talent to make some noise and twenty years ago at least four of the songs on here would have went straight to the top of the charts but in today’s day and age I guess we’ll have to see. As long as they stay away from songs like “the Fist of Fury” I will be willing to tag along for the ride. You can check out Wildstreet at www.myspace.com/wildstreet and you buy their E.P. at www.retrospectrecords.com/products/wildstreet.html# Wildstreet is also available on Amazon and I-Tunes.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Wanna Get It On
2.Hard On You
3. For So Long
4. Soldier Of Love
5. Midnight Gypsy
6. Open Up Your Eyes
7. The Fist of Fury
8. All the Young Dudes
9. Soldier of Love (Acoustic)
Eric Jayck – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jimmie Marlowe – Guitar
Keith Robert – Lead Guitar
Ali Hassan – Bass
Beck – Drums