Swagger [Bonus Tracks]

Swagger [Bonus Tracks]

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Glasgow's Gun are known for their large cult following and the decidedly American-sounding brand of hard rock that came from their decidedly Scottish bodies. Most fans don't see Swagger as the group peak, as the band finds it hard to settle on any one style throughout its 40 minutes. Some tracks come across like artsy gruff

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Glasgow's Gun are known for their large cult following and the decidedly American-sounding brand of hard rock that came from their decidedly Scottish bodies. Most fans don't see Swagger as the group peak, as the band finds it hard to settle on any one style throughout its 40 minutes. Some tracks come across like artsy gruff Jane's Addiction, others like a hybrid of Cast and Def Leppard, others still like the bluesy metal ballads of Bon Jovi. Swagger got a big boost out of the chart success of the band's "Word Up!," a Cameo cover as pointless as it is catchy. It makes sense that Mark Kerr took over the drums on this album, as "Something Worthwhile" is reminiscent of the rockier moments of his brother's band, Simple Minds. Though Swagger displays great technical precision and decent songs, it's ultimately too outdated to find a new audience with this 2009 reissue, which adds a handful of additional tracks, including irrelevant covers of Rage Against the Machine and Lenny Kravitz. It makes sense to look for success in covers since "Word Up!" fared so well commercially, but Swagger doesn't make a case for Gun to be rediscovered as anything other than accomplished musicians successfully mimicking American rock with slightly above average results.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Lemon Records Uk
UPC:
5013929772724
catalogNumber:
127
Rank:
115123

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