Ready for some bombastic classic rock? With elements of QUEEN, SWEET, A.C.T, BIG MONEY and CATS IN SPACE you simply need to be aware of Swedish band JEERK. They deliver catchy melodic rock/AOR with a quality that few can match.
This 9 track album from 2012 was unknown to me until recently, but man what a cool album!
After kicking off with “You wait to live another day” you realize this is something extra. And it gets even better in the highly QUEEN oriented title track “Famous”, which is easily one of the best songs. Edgy stuff with great vocals and cool arrangements!
Apparently the guys in the band also do tap dancing to the music during their shows, which probably gives it all an exra dimension watching them live.
JEERK are goot at switching from intensive songs to more sensitive and dynamic ones. The latter can be experienced in “Beautiful tonight” with cool backing vocals in almost barbershop style at times.
Not all nine songs are top class, but everything ranges from good to marvellous. It is without a doubt a 4 in grading. Hopefully a new album is to be out within a year; things are in the making!
Finally – if there’s anyone out there who has this CD for sale, I’ll buy it!