Written by GE 138.
I caught these guys one night @ the Bunkhouse and was blown away by them. 3 guys from South Korea (I think) playing an amazing amalgamation of Rock, Punk, Funk, Soul, Alternative, whatever, and doing it quite well. This latest release from them is a great representation of the band I saw play live. The songs are hooky, pop stuff, with driving beats and catchy riffs all around. Think B.R.M.C. meets The Hellacopters, with a little bit of Blondie thrown in for good measure, and you'll get a good idea of what this band sounds like. Some songs have English titles, like, How Does It Feel (a 7 minute Alterna-Rock ragga), and only the chorus is sung in English, the rest of the song is sung in Korean. Weird. Other songs on here are not sung in English, but it sure sounds like they are. It's definitely a bit of an unsettling listen, but the music's so damn good that it's easy to get into it and phonetically sing along to the songs, especially the back up vocals, which are pretty sick... heh heh. It is with some amusement that I tell you that best songs on here are Cha! Cha! Cha! Cha!, 너와 나, and 호롱불. What do those last 2 say? I dunno. Me no read Korean, and I'm too lazy to type it into Google Translate, because I really don't care. It could be saying Kill Whitey or Death To America for all I know, but with such catchy music behind it, I'd still like them - maybe even more so! Galaxy Express certainly wear their musical influences on their sleeves on this release. Some songs have riffs that sound very familiar to other, more well known, songs, easily recognizable but hey - who doesn't 'borrow' from others nowadays. It's a great big musical world out there, and Galaxy Express have released an impressive sounding record that can only further their musical legacy as a cool band to rock the fuck out to. Check these guys out live every chance you get. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed. Excellent release. Available from the Love Rock Company, a Korean record label. Check out the bands Facebook page by clicking here.
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