|Tragedy – ‘The Joy Of Sex’ (Beauty Rock Records)|
|Written by Marc Leach|
|Tuesday, 07 March 2017 04:00|
Throughout history, music has defined certain eras in time. The ‘50s/’60s saw the rise of rock ’n’ roll, disco fever took over the groovy ‘70s and pop music grew during the ‘80s. This takes us all the way to the present day, in a time where music has taken a drastic turn for the worse, with a growth in divas and auto tune. However, one band should rise through the utter tripe to remind us of the music of old in only this time, the Gods of metal are on their side. Yes folks, it’s none other than Tragedy and their new album; ‘The Joy Of Sex’.
Who’d have actually thought that such classic songs would ever be considered good enough for a heavy metal version but only Tragedy can make it happen. From a sensational rendition of Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ to the ever so sexy song by Sir Rod Stewart’s (no, not Kenny Everett), ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy;’ the New Yorkers put their glam metal style to good use through the use of fine guitar riffs and an outstanding collection of vocal harmonies. The band then took time in the middle of the album to pay tribute to the late, great Prince with a beautiful cover of the hit song ‘Little Red Corvette,’ where the band bring out their acoustics to give this piece an Extreme influence; but of course once that is over then the funk train restarts it journey.
Naturally if you are going to put the Kings of Disco, The Bee Gees in your band name then you should deliver some of their material; thankfully the guys don’t disappoint with the album’s single and a balls to the wall rendition of ‘Stayin’ Alive’. A cover of the internet’s favourite song, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, not only once again features some tasty guitar duelling riffs but this version sounds as though KISS are performing the Rick Astley hit.
Madonna’s ‘Physical’ and the epic ‘Dear Santa (Bring Me A Goddamn Gentleman)’ by The Weather Girls closed this energetic and fun album. From the wide amount of songs to the obscure karma sutra-esque album booklet, this album will not only have the listener in stitches but will make the listener go from head banging to recreating the famous dance scene from ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go buy myself a pair of flares, and strut my stuff while leaving this album on repeat; who wants to join me?
‘The Joy Of Sex’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.
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