The band ’77 posted the following on their blog today:
It’s a great pleasure for us to anunce that ’77 have signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records, a prestigious independent French label responsible for Gojira’s success, among others.
Our debut full-length, 21st Century Rock, will be first released worldwide (except in Spain), and will be set to hit stores in late April/ early May.
We’ll announce more European dates soon by the way.
Check out the clip below for 77’s song, “Big Smoker Pig”.
It was a tragedy when we lost Bon Scott back in 1980. AC/DC’s front man will never be forgotten. When it comes to the band ’77, I believe Bon Scott may have been reincarnated as ’77’s singer, Armand Valeta. Not only does Valeta sound like Bon Scott, but his brother LG, has the Angus Young style of play down to a science. ’77 has been able to reproduce the sound of pre-80’s AC/DC almost perfectly.
Some may argue that ’77 is nothing more than a clone band, and perhaps they are. When a CD rocks as hard as 21st Century Rock, I could care less. ’77 doesn’t sound like a watered down tribute band. These Spanish rockers completely nail the hard rocking sound of AC/DC. This is the type of music that you immediately want to crank up, and play as loudly as possible.
21st Century Rock has a bunch of fun tunes including, “Big Smoker Pig”, “Your Game’s Over”, “Double-Tongued Woman”. I can’t get “Big Smoker Pig” out of my head. It is insanely catchy, even if the lyrics are somewhat silly. Did the band write this song about a Barbecue? One may never know.
If you are a fan of AC/DC, you owe it to yourself to give ’77 a chance. There isn’t a bad song on this CD, and it absolutely rocks!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Gimme Rock’n’roll
2. Hardworking Liar
3. Big Smoker Pig
4. Shake It Up
5. Wicked Girl
6. Your Game’s Over
7. Less Talk (Let’s Rock)
8. Let the Children
9. Double-Tongued Woman
10. 21st Century Rock
Armand Valeta – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
LG Valeta – Lead Guitar
J.T. Dolphin – Drums
Raw – Bass