|Plastic Tears - 'Nine Lives Never Dies' (Propaganda Records)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Thursday, 04 February 2010 22:20|
Wrapped in a lovely leopardskin sleeve, Plastic Tears strut a well worn path of rock gods from Finland and straight from the off the obvious comparison cannot be ignored. Hey, that's ok - so Hanoi Rocks tend to cast a large shadow over everything that has passed since but hey, if you're going to get compared to anyone you might as well get compared to the best, right?
Whilst Hardcore Superstar and The 69 Eyes have their style, these bad boys have a more classic rock 'n' roll sound; perhaps a little less bombast than HCSS and definitely nothing like the 69 Eyes of today. Besides, the songs are pretty strong and that's the main thing, right? With the right backing there is no reason why Plastic Tears can't create their own slice of the pie. If Hardcore Superstar recorded songs like 'Sweet Summer Suicide' or 'Subshocks' we'd be reading in magazines how great they sounded and how they should break through to the next level.
A record that gets better after initial plays and takes in a few surprises which is summed up with album closer 'Beat Me Blue' which has a passing resemblance to should-have-beens from NYC, The Star Spangles. But don't take my word for it, keep an open mind and check 'em out - I'm glad I have. 2010 is up and running and already the good times have started!