Mojo Filter - 'Mrs Love Revolution' (Club De Musique) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 30 March 2012 05:15

cd_MojoFilter_MrsLoveRevolutionLike the Stones, the Faces? How about the Quireboys? Of course you do, who doesn't, right? Well then strap yourself in, or more to the point un-strap yourself, loosen a button or two on that shirt of yours, pour yourself a large one on the rocks, and shake out whatever stresses your day may have brought you with this here record.


Recorded 'as live' over a paltry three days, 'Mrs Love Revolution' is the second release from four (slightly bonkers it would seem) Italians, with a penchant for good times, Russ Meyer movies, and classic groove 'n' roll music - as preached from the low slung guitar, tab on lip, less is more, musical ten commandments of Keef and Woodie themselves; and they go by the name Mojo Filter.


The live feel is evident right from the first kick of Jennifer Longo's bass drum on opening track 'Just Like A Soldier', there's a real honesty and purity in the rock 'n' roll sound they make, some great little riffs and licks that are lightly baked to perfection; and Alessandro Battistini most surely graduated from the forty a day college of vocalists, whilst studying the work of previous head boys Spike, Tyla, and Rod; he gives it his all-and no more.


Half way into proceedings 'The River' brings out a sure fire CCR influence to add to the retro mix, as the band take it down a notch to catch the breeze, and a sparse country blues guitar mid-section feels like sunshine on your body, as the rhythm runs gently and coolly over your bare feet. If 'The River' is a foot paddle on a summer's day, then 'Las Vegas' sees these mid-Europeans take a wagon ride 'down home', as they exchange the bandanas and cowboy boots for straw hats and dungarees for a fun 'country-billy' knockabout. 'Lick Me Up' keeps a great beat up and pays homage to rock 'n' roll classic 'Louie Louie', before stand out track 'Liar' proves that all the best hits are always kept as secrets, just like The Quireboys and The Dogs D'amour did twenty odd years ago.


Retro it may be, but it serves as a timely reminder to a lot of current bands that an album doesn't need to fill the capacity of a CD to be 'worth it', and certainly not to be enjoyable; favouring simple quality over quantity, it offers ten songs over its thirty six minutes - and it's all we've ever really needed.


This record won't change the face of rock music, it doesn't want to; and who said it needed changing anyway? So if you love this type of stuff and you're not so much bored by the same old songs, but would welcome ten new ones into the good time soundtrack of your life, then you could do a whole lot worse.


To pick up your copy of 'Mrs Love Revolution' - CLICK HERE