The Brave Ones - 'From Wreckage With Love' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 20 June 2010 05:30

braveonesWhat a busy boy Gene Louis is. In fairness, this insatiable workaholic always delivers the goods;  Bullets And Octane, Sex & Violence, Gene Louis solo and now this latest project, a download only EP currently containing six tracks and going by the name The Brave Ones.

Having been a long time admirer I sort of knew this was going to be a no-brainer and when 'Street Rats' kicked in it was maybe a little more restrained from the full-out aural assault of Bullets and Sex & Violence but the distinguishable vocal delivery is there. This has a bit more rockabilly backbeat going on with the bass and drums; even if the guitar work is still bitching this is far more Social Distortion than the aforementioned bands with Gene....which is a good thing, right? 

With only six tracks on offer, this EP is a decent taste as to what might be coming with The Brave Ones. 'Miracle' is the most laid back and melodic track Gene might have delivered outside of his solo material but it's catchy stuff along with 'Sad Serenity'. Hopefully this will come out on cd and us poor souls in the UK won't have to keep using iTunes - not wanting to miss out they had my money for this one. Now come on Gene get all your solo material out on cd as well because that stuff didn't even make it onto iTunes UK and some of us can't get enough of this.

'Round And Round' could have come out in the 50's with its uptempo beat and, thankfully, it isn't a cover of the Ratt chart botherer from the 80's. "Shining Bright, This Heart Of Mine" yells Gene and I hear you mate, shining bright it is. Now go buy it and revel in The Brave Ones' splendour, you won't be disappointed. Everything Gene Louis puts his name to so far has been of the very highest quality and The Brave Ones, once again, proves this.