Jaimz Vokins – ‘Time Machine’ (AOR Blvd Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:00

jaimzvokins timemachine 0One thing you cannot say about Steevi Jaimz is that he doesn't back up his words with action. ‘Time Machine sees the ex-Tigertailz singer teaming up with Phil Vokins (of Persian Risk, Strangeways and Wrathchild), and together the duo have delivered a 21st century glam rock album that has one foot planted in the '70s but with the savvy sexy swagger of the 21st century.

 

The album starts off with The Ruts' 'Babylon Burning', which sets the tone for the rest of the album.  What with the title album being 'Time Machine' it is indeed that. Although, unlike other cover albums, the team of Jaimz/Vokins sound on fire.

 

If you didn't know these songs already, then get ready to hear great versions of timeless classics, which include Slade's 'Look At Last Nite' - a good 'ole foot stomper which suits Steevi's voice pretty well. The guitar playing on Rory Gallagher's 'Philby' is up there with the original. Indeed, the same can be said for most, if not all of the album. 

 

Standout tracks for me are J/V cover of ex-Pistols Steve Jones's 'God In Louisiana', which originally came from Jones' 1989 'Fire and Gasoline' solo album. Jaimz's vocals do the song justice and will no doubt win some new fans.

 

A lot has been mentioned about the inclusion of Cherie Currie of The Runaways fame, who guests on this album and lends her dulcet tones to the Cher hit ‘Gypsies Tramps & Thieves’: the duet is rather special, and while I never thought I'd ever imagine Steevi singing a Cher song would be so good, it is the kind of thing that Jaimz excels at. 

 

 

However the best, as they say is kept until last, and it is the reworking of ‘Living Without You’ as a ballad that really makes this album a must buy for fans of '70s/'80s glam. If you're looking for an album that hits the right notes, this one is for you.

 

‘Time Machine’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.

 

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