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Wig Wam: Non Stop Rock 'N' Roll

Whilst it would be fair to suggest that Wig Wam's first two albums (Hard To Be A Rock 'N' Roller and Wig Wamania) caused a fair bit of a hullabaloo in glam and party rock circles, I have to be honest and say that their music has up until now passed me by. So with this being my first visit inside the tepee, what have I found? Well style wise Wig Wam are not as "throwaway" as some glam bands I've heard before, in fact there really is some hard rock substance to what they are all about.

Opening track "Do Ya Wanna Taste It?" is a superb way to kick off an album with it's ultra catchy rock-lite bounce and a chorus that buries itself deep in the mind for days to come. Undoubtedly it's the glamest moment on the album as what follows is a little harder and tougher than that initial introduction. That's not to say that the same formula of dynamite hooks and memorable choruses is disregarded, not at all. "All You Wanted" and "Still I'm Burning" are two more prime examples of in your face, gang vocalled sing alongs that you find yourself humming, singing and la-la-laing over and over. What I hadn't expected to find so much though, is the big chunky guitars that bind the poppy interludes together and turn what could have been a one chew and dispose of bubblegum experience into songs that keep their flavour and remain well worth a another bite.

Tracks like "Non Stop Rock And Roll" combine the glamtastic feel with an early Europe vibe and while that may sound a tad cheesy to some, the end results are rather palatable. "C'Mon Everybody", no it's nothing to do with Eddie Cochran, mixes in a sprinkle of almost, but not quite, Magnumesque pomp riffing to proceedings and it's this ability from guitarist Teeny of flipping styles and influences that surprised me most. In itself though this proficiency also proves a slight stumbling block in places, as I can't help but feel that things are just a little too smooth and tidy at times and a more rough and ready feel could have had more impact. That said, when most of the tracks are as damn insistent as "Wild One", then it really is a minor gripe.

All in this is a fine effort from a band that seem capable of putting tracks together that put a big grin on your face and make you bang your head at the same time, which is not an easy skill to acquire. Non Stop Rock 'N' Roll? I think so!

Track Listing
1. Do Ya Wanna Taste It
2. Walls Come Down
3. Wild One
4. C'mon Everybody
5. Man In The Moon
6. Still I'm Burning
7. All You Wanted
8. Non Stop Rock And Roll
9. From Here
10. Rocket Through My Heart
11. Chasing Rainbows
12. Gotta Get It On (Bonus track)

Added: January 13th 2010
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Related Link: Band's Web Site
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Language: english

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