Oct 2011 12

Scandinavian Cock - Uncut EPScandinavian Cock
Category: Psychobilly
Album: Uncut EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: The latest project from Combichrist’s Andy LaPlegua offers us a little taste of the versatile front man’s psychobilly side.

 

Andy LaPlegua is a busy guy. Best known as the man behind Combichrist, Icon of Coil, and Panzer AG, as well as performing independently as DJ Scandy, LaPlegua wouldn’t seem to have any extra time to add yet another side project to his resume. And yet, here it is; Scandinavian Cock. It’s not what you would think.

Stepping away from the electronic, industrial, and experimental sounds of the other groups, Scandinavian Cock is a more stripped down psychobilly/punk sound, with a couple of guitars and drums backing LaPlegua’s vocals. Mixing sleaze and necromancy, the lyrics and vocal styling found on the Uncut EP are typical of psychobilly and rockabilly, but the music is heavier and without the ‘50s influence. LaPlegua’s voice is average, but it doesn’t really matter. The guitar is the star.

“Undead Girls” is a love song about the charms of… well, undead girls. They never disagree and they love LaPlagua’s brain, apparently. As sing-songy as this one is, it is catchy. “Hell City” and “Gotta Get that Girl” are a little slower and have some nice breaks from the vocals to show off impressive instrument solos and fascinating guitar riffs. However, it would be “Sonic Reducer” that would be most likely to get the crowds whipped up into a moshing fury with its frantic beat and shouted lyrics. It doesn’t even matter what LaPlegua is saying; it’s loud and fast. That’s punk.

Never too busy to start another project, Andy LaPlegua presents yet another side of his musical interests with Scandinavian Cock. Loud, sleazy, fast, and dirty, the four tracks on the Uncut EP are part psychobilly and part unadulterated punk, with some real musical talent thrown in.

Track list:

  1. Undead Girls
  2. Hell City
  3. Gotta Get that Girl
  4. Sonic Reducer

Scandinavian Cock Website http://www.scandinaviancock.com
Scandinavian Cock MySpace http://www.myspace.com/scandinaviancock
Scandinavian Cock Facebook http://www.facebook.com/scandinaviancock
Metropolis Records Website http://www.metropolis-records.com
Metropolis Records MySpace http://www.myspace.com/metropolisrecords
Metropolis Records Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MetropolisRecords

Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3

2010-11-02

Charity VanDeberg (CharityV)

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