Gypsy Roller – ‘Gypsy Roller’ (Alive And Kicking) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:20

Gypsy RollerGrab your stack boots and smear some of that glitter grease on your pretty little boat race, lift that satin jacket and let’s hit the rewind button and swing those flairs like its 1975, because Gypsy Roller has mastered the glam slam thank you mam!


From the off, 'Rock N Roller Stroller' will have you in (T-R)exstacy with a foot-stomping glam slammin' shandybanging romp.  Gil Soliz and Allen Davis have got this down to a fine art. Davis co-wrote and produced and engineered the lot - and what a fine job he's done too.  If nothing else these cats are dripping in authenticity and their passion for the music shines through. 


The opening three songs are bursting at the seams with Bolan boogie and have their chest puffed out like their drinking Cresta cream soda and eating Dime bars and Bjorn Borg bars: or if you prefer, have some Fizz Wiz popping candy handy or some Gold Nuggets to chew on like it was yesterday.


The grin will still be across your face whilst the boys kick back on 'Lost In Some Old Melody' you can close your eyes and picture pans people slow dancing whilst the dry ice billows across the room on a great slow tempo rocker.


Its drums to the fore as some vintage Alice Cooper sounding can thumping lifts the temperature along with the swirling organ on the instrumental 'Gypsy Roller Theme'.  'When She Comes Alive' is a brooding bit of nasty as the boys sound more authentic than Primal Scream at this rock ‘n’ roll lark: and there is a nice sweet solo to boot - the best three minutes so far.


Get the Glitter Band on speed dial: there's a tour ready to go on the west coast of the good ole US of A, as 'Simple Life' blasts out the speakers.  I don't want to sell these guys short in any way, because you can forget the likes of So What or Giuda or some of the others tearing up this scene in 2017 because Gypsy Roller have really got it going on and have nailed their flag to the mast. People need to sit up and take notice that there is a new head boy in town - and the Bowie-influenced 'I Can't Wait For Yesterday' is a fantastic way to end this long player.  The fact there are eight tracks on offer is perfect for this retro trip just like the 70s in all its pomp. The songs are superbly played, delivered and written: there is nothing to dislike at all, and if you know your history then Gypsy Roller should be high up on your list of next to buy before they've passed you by and left you in their rear view mirror.  Great album - make no mistake about it.


‘Gypsy Roller’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.


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