Best From… Nasty Crue – Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation (2013)
This album review will be the first Polish accent and first Polish band ever mentioned on this blog, 🙂
A short bio
Nasty Crue is probably the only new wave glam metal band from Poland that is recognizable by sleaze/hair/glam metal lovers worldwide. I really regret that this genre of music was never popular in this country, “… no man is a prophet in his own land …” 🙂
Below you can see a short introductory note which was prepared by the band:
Nasty Crue is the craziest glam rock band ever. Boys are not afraid to turn gain on their amps to 11. Their passion for music began many years ago when they started to listen a lot of great rock and metal band such as Motley Crue, Poison, G’n’R, Black Sabbath, DIO, Trixter, Europe, Twisted Sister, Cindirella, Skid Row etc. The final touch and an idea to form a band gave them a group called Steel Panther. Nasty Crue is just like Steel Panther – they aren’t afraid to say what they want to say.
Present main goal of Nasty Crue was to record a great album and became famous on all over the world. First part is done – now they are waiting for the second part. Debut album called “Rock’n’Roll Nation” was recorded and mixed in Poland. Many professionals were working on it to make it sound as Nasty Crew always wanted to. It contains 8 tracks including 2 bonuses such as title track sang without guests and a Christmas special “Jingle Balls”.
- Band’s wesite: http://www.NastyCrue.com
- Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/nastycrue
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NastyCrue
- Buy CD: http://www.demondollrecords.com/products/nasty-crue-rock-n-roll-nation
- The Last Piece Of My Heart
- Ukrainian Prostitute
- Stay Tonight
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation
- Spell On Me
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation (Genuine Vocal Mix)
- Jingle Balls (Christmas Special)
First of all, I have to admit that in overall this album is on a very high level. I do not know exactly who was responsible for mixing it, but after I listened all the songs for first, second and then another time I am absolutely impressed with the quality of how it was made.
It may sound stupid or at least funny, but one of the song’s elements I like the most is the chorus and backing-vocals. There is no doubt that they practically always improve the melodiousness. This is also the reason why my favorite song from “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation” album is “Stay Tonight” with lead and backing vocals perfectly merged with guitar solo. It is already on my personal list of the best songs recorded by new wave bands (to be honest, it is not a very long list 🙂 ).
The second best song is “The Last Piece Of My Heart” with very melodic refrain and vibrant guitar solo (it brought to my mind George Lynch work). To continue, I think that title track “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation” is the song with the best and most creative solo on this album.
Nasty Crue – Rock’n’Roll Nation
To sum up, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation” is perfectly mixed album with very melodic lead vocals, excellent choruses and top-level guitar solos that add real spice to the music. I am sure that you will not regret buying this album.