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Scarlett Gypsy – ALL ACCESS Review – On the Eighth Day of Christmas –

album by:
Scarlett Gypsy
Version:
CD
Price:
£5.92

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On December 21, 2014
Last modified:December 31, 2014

Summary:

Lot's of different styles in here to keep you interested, ballads interspersed with screaming riffs and heavier numbers. A good sound debut album from the Pennsylvanian four piece.

On the eight day of Christmas PlanetMosh gave to me Eight Scarlett Gypsies in that I got their eight track debut album ALL ACCESS to review. Not sure they would have managed to find any milk maids these days, Gypsies or otherwise!

Scarlett Gypsy All Access CoverScarlett Gypsy are a four piece Glam Metal band from York, Pennsylvania. Playing the old school type of Rock I used to dance to in the clubs back in the late eighties/early nineties (still do when I go clubbing!). The opening track Don’t Play Games With Love has some Michael Schenker Group Armed and Ready style riffage albeit slower, I’m thinking of a cross between that and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. When You See Me and Don’t Forget My Name are slower more ballad-y numbers and put me in mind of tracks from Wizz Wizzard’s acoustic album Rock Lives On. There’s a cover of Black Betty the song made famous when Ram Jam covered it and, although they put their own slant on it starting with an Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train style opening scream and including some screaming riffs, it reminded me more of 777 by D’Molls, and although it’s alright, I prefer Ram Jam’s version.

Tuff-E-Nuff starts with a motorcyle revving Motorhead by Motorhead style (from their ‘On Parole’ album) then becomes a country style number reminiscent of Canned Heat’s On The Road Again before changing again into a more glam rock number. Is This Love a Love/Hate Black Out in the Red Room start, Luv’n Shuv’n a porn film start. Lot’s of different styles in here to keep you interested, ballads interspersed with screaming riffs and heavier numbers. A good debut from the Pennsylvanian four piece. Highlight track Tuff-E-Nuff.

Scarlett_Gypsy_Band_-_ALL_ACCESS_-_CD_baby_Inner_Cover_Scarlett_Gypsy[1]Track List:
1: Don’t Play Games With Love
2: When You See Me
3: Black Betty
4: Is This Love
5: Without Your Love (Not In Love Together)
6: Tuff-E-Nuff
7: Don’t Forget My Name
8: Luv’n Shuv’n

Scarlett_Gypsy_Band_-_ALL_ACCESS_-_CD_Cover_4_Scarlett_Gypsy_CDBaby_Cover_Art_Ready[1]Band Members:
David Mathew – Lead Vocals
Steve Plonk – Guitar & Vocals
Robert Douglas – Bass & Vocals
Scotty Scarlett – Drums & Vocals

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScarlettGypsyBand

Lot's of different styles in here to keep you interested, ballads interspersed with screaming riffs and heavier numbers. A good sound debut album from the Pennsylvanian four piece.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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