Midnight Mob – These Days

album by:
Midnight Mob
Version:
CD

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On 13 April 2014
Last modified:13 April 2014

Summary:

Overall a good, well produced album from Midnight Mob. Lot's of different elements in here Punk, Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Metal, slower, mellower numbers mixed in with some great high octane tracks. Something to appeal to everyone.

@louelladeville_ @planetmosh review of These days by @MidnightMob101 a special limited edition CD released via @stprecords

New York based Rock ‘n Roll band Midnight Mob formed in February 2009. Fronted by Blackey Deahtproof they have two album releases under their belt. A self titled EP and Black Moon Rising. These Days is a limited edition album released via STP Records in the UK, earlier this year, to get the band some coverage over here.

Midnight Mob
Midnight Mob

Citing amongst their influences bands such as GNR, Danzig,Cheap Trick, Social Distortion, Motorhead and T- Rex. Midnight Mob have a powerful sound with Blackey’s vocals reminding me of a cross between Debbie Harry and Pink. These Days opens with the track Overdrive which has a 30 Seconds to Mars meets Motorhead feel to it. Starting with a 30 Seconds to Mars type intro then going into something with the speed and impact of Motorhead say Iron Fist. Great rhythm and riffs and some machine gun fast drumming. A great opening, the album continued in the same vein.

 

Midnight Mob 5I picked up lots of different flavours in These Days so I’ll give you a bit of a taster as to what to expect from Midnight Mob. All For Nothing reminded me initially of You Can’t Hurry Love by Phil Collins but with Debbie Harry style vocals. Be Mine has a Dr Feelgood’s Milk and Alcohol vibe. Black Moon Rising the longest track on the album at over seven minutes long has an Alannah Myles’ Black Velvet feel to it. My Undead Darling “You Still Haunt Me” opened with some super fast riffage and a drumbeat reminiscent of Running Free by Iron Maiden with a bit of Bullets and Octane thrown in towards the end, with the La La La Da Da Das being similar to the Na Na Nas in Pirates.

Midnight Mob 4Highlight tracks, for me, are Overdrive and My Undead Darling “You Still Haunt Me” but All For Nothing and Black Moon Rising also warrant a mention. Overall a good, well produced album from Midnight Mob. Lot’s of different elements in here Punk, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Heavy Metal, slower, mellower numbers mixed in with some great high octane tracks. Something to appeal to everyone. They are known for their high energy performances over on the East Coast and it would be good if they were able to bring some of that energy over to the UK. Blackey and Mickey Squeeze have prepared a video interview for us which can be watched here:

https://planetmosh.com/midnight-mob-blackey-deathproof-mickey-squeeze-interview-april-2014/

 

Midnight Mob: These Days (Album Cover)
Midnight Mob: These Days (Album Cover)

Track List:

1: Overdrive
2: All For Nothing
3: Hit or Miss
4: Perfect Crime
5: Be Mine
6: Walking Dead
7: Black Moon Rising
8: My Undead Darling “You Still Haunt Me”
9: These Days
10: So Hard

 

 

 

Midnight Mob 2Current Band Members:

Blackey Deathproof – Vox
Mickey Squeeze- Lead Guitar
Spydyr- Guitar
Carly Quinn-Bass
Chris Baretto – Drummer

Former Member:
Catastrophe – Drums

 

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/jointhemidnightmob

Website: http://www.midnightmob.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightMob101

STP Records: http://www.stprecords.co.uk/

These Days on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNSuwSh8i1k&noredirect=1

Overall a good, well produced album from Midnight Mob. Lot's of different elements in here Punk, Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Metal, slower, mellower numbers mixed in with some great high octane tracks. Something to appeal to everyone.

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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