New Zealand rockers the Datsuns fearlessly hitch the sound of Antipodean forebears AC/DC, the Saints, and the Scientists onto the stripped-back blues howl of the White Stripes. In their gloriously simple world, riffs are basic, guitar solos heroic, and lyrical concerns don't stretch much beyond bad women who've done these volume-addled longhairs wrong. A song like "MF from Hell" demonstrates where the Datsuns are coming from: guitars chug while singer Dolf De Datsun yelps and delivers a big, dumb chorus that would've made the Ramones proud. There are touches of Mudhoney ("Lady" is basically "Touch Me I'm Sick 2003"), Thin Lizzy, and any band made up of guys who don't think much beyond booze, girls, and sleeping in a ditch after a perfect show. --Ian Watson
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(loki) from LODI, CA
Reviewed on 6/9/2012...
Snappy hard rock with an alty vocal edge. Worth it.
from OSSINING, NY
Reviewed on 2/19/2010...
Don't bother. i should have listen to the review on AMG. Try to sound like 70's hard rock band (Grand Funk, Humble Pie, etc), but the material is awfull. Nothing that sticks. I see CD going on my have list very soon.
Get over it, and turn this sh*t up
M.D. | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You like rock? Do you like drinking alcohol? Do you think highly of yourself, despite your A**holish characterstics? Buy this album.
This is frankly a momentous work. These are honest, hard-working musicians. they like rock n roll music, so they play it, and they play it well. The last track "Freeze Sucka" is frankly historic in its composition and chaotic tone. "Fink for the man" "At Your Touch" "What Would I Know". . . . . .hell, every song rules. They are tools for rocking, so take them in your fist, and use them. They are strong, heavy songs and they get the job done.
The recording is loose and unsupervised. The energy is genuine, and it is obvious that the Datsuns are inviting you in to play. If you aren't down with their cause, then you're outta luck.
AC/DC ripoff? Led Zeppelin ripoff? Whatever, it sounds genuine and fantastic, and that's all that matters in rock. These fellows aren't trying to top anyone, they're just making the only music they feel right making, and it rules! Get hip, get over it and get down with an honest-to-goodness rock n roll band."
A Good Rockin' Band
Griffin D. Hamell | New York | 06/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Datsuns arrive in the nick of time to show of their loud rock noise to change the tides of the music nation. Many of these reviewers don't give the credit that they deserve. With The Datsuns you can definately see some definate influences for old rockers such as Led Zeppelin which isn't a bad thing at all. These guys are doing their own thing in the whole Rock N' Roll genre. These guys are orignal from the stand point they aren't like a few bands where you can hear definate riffs from their prodecessors (ie. Jet). The solos are nothing short of decent quality and have some power that really add to the songs. Though short they are very good. I couldn't choose a favorite song if I tried I just like driving around in my car with this blasting because hey I will probably be the only one playing this band. Overall The Datsuns are a great underplayed and underhyped band that deserve the credit they deserve."