Kissin' Dynamite Money, Sex & Power

Kissin' Dynamite Money, Sex & Power
German sleaze rockers Kissin' Dynamite lay down some solid, trashy, glam-style hard rock by way of power/trad metal on album number three (four if you include the record they released when they went under ill-fated moniker Blues Kids). The cheese factor is incredibly high and in a time when the music biz is falling apart at the seams, it's pretty amazing that a record label is investing money in this kind of stuff. But since I grew up on Bang Tango and Frehley's Comet, I can't say I'm unhappy about this going down. These guys got the math right: ten songs in 40 minutes and one second (they could have trimmed that one second, but we'll let that slide), with cool cuts like "Operation Supernova" (in the all-important "third song, side one" position) and absolutely insane "Club 27" bringing the Guns-style rawk (Roses, Tracii – you name it). Elsewhere, I'm thinking Accept, with the sturdy, mid-tempo, traditional metal, and something like Helloween or Edguy for the power parts. No one's saying this isn't more or less base-level, stupid-guy rock that you haven't heard a hundred times, perhaps with better vocals, but it's hard to not appreciate the enthusiasm on display. (AFM)