|The Lustkillers - 'Black Sugar Sessions' (Nicotine Records)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Saturday, 06 February 2010 23:15|
So who are The Lustkillers? Why should you be interested in this collection of eight demos? Well, if I were to mention Lords Of The New Church, The Black Halos, The Swinging Utters and The Flipsides, the cool kids will surely already be sitting up and rubbing their hands knowing that this CD is something they need in their collection and is bound to be of interest if they want to remain, well, one of the 'Cool Kids' I suppose.
For Brian James and Billy Hopeless to recognize Becvare's talents shows where these song fit into the punk rock 'n' roll landscape. 'Bad Kids' kicks off 'Black Sugar Sessions' and from the off the colours are tied to the mast. Sounding like a band with one creeper in the Dead Boys camp with the other firmly stomping in time with some of the Brit bands of the early 80's, it's easy to see how Brian James wanted Adam to head the Lords when they reformed with his similarities to Master Bators' tones. These songs generally have an air of the best Lords tracks they never recorded and please take that as a glowing recommendation because it is.
The same can be said as to why The Black Halos sounded so good with him in the ranks. 'Culture Clash' races along on a great riff and melody. The pace slows down for 'Do I Love You' but only momentarily. 'Swamp Love' grooves along on a treble heavy guitar sound that's jerked along by a dub rhythm perfected by the Lords around the time of 'Is Nothing Sacred'. 'Black Sugar Sessions' gets wound up with their call to arms 'Lust Killer' and it leaves me wanting more.
I love where this band is coming from and the world needs cool bands like The Lustkillers. It's a shame it's only a shade under half an hour long but damn it was a most enjoyable half hour. Now do the right thing and put out a full album. Please Mr Becvare!