Ten Cent Jane - 2011 - Hookers And Revolutions
1. Fast Lane
2. Scratch It
3. Song For Jane Doe
4. Gets Me Off
5. Little Princess
6. Just A Bitch
7. Picture Of You
8. Same Old Story
9. Stuck In The Mud
Four badass rockers, all born in the year 1985, driven by bands like Guns ‘n Roses and the Rock n’ Roll lifestyle of the 80’s. Put them together and this is what you get: Ten Cent Jane. These guys hailing from Germany just released their very first album called Hookers & Revolutions after playing together for about three years. Describing Ten Cent Jane in one sentence: Dirty and bloody good.
Notably, this album is a kind of tribute to the forgotten Glam and Sleaze acts who popped out in the 1990’s and faded away since there was no more interest from the record labels. The so called one-hit wonders. Well, Ten Cent Jane shouldn't become a one- hit wonderer, hell, I can’t wait for their next release!
Why? Well, this disc is so fukkin’ good; I can’t believe it. It’s been a while I've heard a G n’ R-influenced act which DOES deliver the right hard rockin’ vibe the Gunsters are known for. Ben Sendlinger’s voxx have an Axl-twist, but more pleasant to the ear and the “zusammenspiel” of Mike K Vegas, Steve Hickey and Pau Lee hits the nail on the head. Not literally off course… but you probably know what I mean.
Now about their work: ten songs, rockin’ anthems with some soft-side ballads between them. Because I think all ten tracks are well done, I only mention my very favorites (since you’re gonna listen the album over and over again anyway).
The first track to hit my speakers is the kick ass “Fast Lane”, the song which forced me to listen the complete set list. The first ten seconds get you in the right mood. It grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go ‘till you finished the whole disc. The same formula can be found in “Scratch It” and “Gets Me Off”, so your crotch is gonna hurt without a doubt by listening to Hookers & Revolutions.
After the sleazy four, including the wonderful ballad “Song For Jane Doe”, we come to a point where three ballads follow each other up. It’s like a 15-minute ‘no thinking of boring stuff’ breeze which comes right through your ears and keeps floating in your head for a while. “Little Princess” is great, almost like a original 80’s ballad. Well done boys!
“Same Old Story” and the softer “Riverboat” are also pretty good, high quality tracks. The one that stands out for me is “Stuck In The Mud”. Not only because it’s a nice song, but the chorus has some comedy factor in it. It reminds me of early 2000 alternative rock songs from bands like Weezer. To me, it’s a gentle little touch to the other nine tracks.
Well, let me be loud n’ clear; get yourself a copy of Hookers & Revolutions. If you’re a traditional hard rock n’roller, a teased alley cat or a love-hungry groupie; you’ll be satisfied with this record. Debuts like this one are what keeps Rock ‘n Roll alive. Personally, I can’t wait to see them live on stage!
Written by Jesse Gorvette