Chuck Norris Experiment – ‘Hotter Stuff’ (Ghost Highway Records/Savage Magic Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 01 February 2018 04:20

CNE artworkTo get in the mood for this harvest of CNE, I am mentally taken back to a show of insanity where a certain bass player lost ALL his clothes during the set and the band delivered a most excellent set of original tunes.  Now, in direct contrast, this is a one-stop gather all of the band’s split singles, cover tunes they've recorded by some of their favourite bands and long since deleted singles.


Sit back, relax and let CNE cleanse your mind of worries because, tonight Matthew, they will be Alice Cooper, The Misfits, Lemmy, get a little lawless and even jump on the E Street train. Whilst the band does a sterling job on pretty much every song they take ownership of and give it the Norris twist they both pay respect and take ownership.  Take 'I Got Erection' - this Turbo classic should not be performed by anyone other than happy Tom and the gang, but CNE seriously rough it up and give it a five-star service; and, by nailing your colours to the mast, a certain kudos is warranted. 


Misfits have two doffs of the cap, with 'She' getting the biggest nod from me. In fairness, my respect is given on the version of 'Hungry Heart': it’s given a surge of volume and power and doesn't suffer as a result. It would get a little boring if they just covered these songs note for note, but, in the same respect, to change them into something we don't recognise all the time for the sake of it is just as pointless - and CNE seem to know when and where to twist the Mellon.


I do like the Chuckies when they're in town. A lot of the highs on this record happen when the band takes things down: 'Ballcrusher' hits that nail squarely on the head - and I never thought I'd be saying that about a W.A.S.P song in 2018.  If you've never heard the band (where've you been?), or you missed one of the single splits, then here's your chance to not miss the boat this time.  Obviously, there are some limited runs here and colours I'd imagine will run out.  So go! Click the link!


I'm trying to keep my reviews short n sweet in 2018… so, like a certain Mr Perry once said: "Let the music do the talking!" Click!


‘Hotter Stuff’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.


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