Captain Lee And The Cockswains - 2010 - Self-titled EP
1. Destination Unknown
2. Way Too Bad
3. Rock N’ Roll Cowboy
4. The Chase
5. Dirty Date
After writing my Rebel Yell review, I decided to keep my banging head into Rock N’ Roll… or rather Wreck N’ Roll, as these Dutch sailors from Enschede, under the command of Captain Lee, call their filthy and raunchy Speedrock style.
Captain Lee & The Cockswains are influenced by famous bands like Turbonegro, Valient Thorr and Peter Pan Speedrock. Obscene lyrics are an important part of their act. The songs give us an impression about the life of a true sailor: alcoholism, fights in dark alleys and unsafe sex with older men…
Last summer, these nasty boys produced their first E.P., consisting of five self written and -composed tracks. We start off with “Destination Uknown”. Listening to the roaring engine and burn-out tires, the track’s meaning is clear; Captain Lee & The Cockswains take you along the ride and shoves a sh*tload of filth, Metal influences and kickass Rock N’ Roll into your ass.
After this wild ride, “Way Too Bad” kicks in. Once again, we hear a recognizable sound that should please the Hardrock N’ Roll-fans.
The third track is entirely inspired by the rockin’ Wild West, as we hop into an epic story about a tough, unshaved ‘outlaw’ whose life consists of booze, gunfights and troubling small towns. The song is put together nicely, mixing heavy riffs with authentic Western soundtracks and movie segments.
“The Chase” seems to be the homecoming from “Destination Unknown”, where Captain Lee pursues his enemies.
The end is near. Captain Lee tells us an extensive story about his nightly activities concerning women, in “Dirty Date”.
Musically it’s a fine piece of art; the raw vocals of Captain Lee, the fast guitar riffs of Mr. M-Bush… I’ve got nothing to complain about.
This E.P. contains everything what a full-length Rock N’ Roll CD should have: Characteristic riffs, powerful vocals and shocking but funny lyrics.
It’s clear that Captain Lee & The Cockswains have the potential to become a big name in the Rock N’ Roll underground scene. If I had the chance, I would sail away with these sailors for sure!
Written by Jesse Gorvette
Last Updated (Sunday, 20 March 2011 10:42)