V.A. - 2011 - Reborn in Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard
01. Knokk 'Em Down - Midnite Sun
02. Riot In Everyone - Speed Stroke
03. Queen Obscene/69 Shots - Skull Daze
04. Breakin' The Chainz - PeepShow
05. Needle In Your Eye - Superhorrorfuck
06. Tikket - Ragdolls
07. Out Of Line - Cyanide 4
08. It's A Miracle - DNR
09. Straight Outta Hell - Hell In The Club
10. Back On Trakk - Shining Line
11. Lost Horizons - Blackrain
Yes, it truly was a sad time when our modern king of Sleaze, Dave Lepard, took his own life in early 2006. It feels like yesterday, livin’ in the early 2000’s, an era without having brand-new, exciting, ‘80’s influenced bands. Fortunately, CRASHDÏET was one of those bands which revived true Rock ‘n Roll, kickin’ ass in the beginning of 2005. No need to listen to Metalcore, G-Unit bullshit and fake gangsters. Dave should be very proud! Hoorah!
At that time, I came across a compilation DVD called “Hollywood Hairspray”, which included the video “Riot in Everyone”: I was freakin’ mesmerized. Ten times heavier than original 80’s Metal, and in this case it was one of the best things ever happened to me. Instant fan you can say, although I rather prefer the ‘oldies’. Since I’m not quickly impressed by ‘freshmen’ in the Glam/Sleaze Metal scene, this was a real eye-opener. Anyhow, this example shows how Dave Lepard sticks in the mind of young and reckless sleazers like me, still to this day. Dave really was (and is) a big example for a lot of upcoming musicians, tapping into his style of performance and looks. It’s needless to say that this tribute is just the icing on Dave’s legacy.
So, Reborn in Sleaze has 11 tracks for you in store; Rest in Sleaze in it’s entirely. Released by the Italian label Street Symphonies, limited to only 200 pieces. Quiet a collector’s item right? The bands who plays their asses off doing a fine job in getting the right Crashdiet vibe, only to distinguish from each other with their own sound, touch and twist. I think it’s not that interesting to review all the songs, since everyone knows this already epic album. So I’ll point out some tracks ‘n bands that deserve being mentioned.
“Breakin’ the Chainz” played bij the Scottish band ‘Peep Show’ is my very favorite cover. Vocalist Johnny Gunn does a phenomenal piece of sleazy voxx, heading in the direction of Dave himself, but not totally. Their albums ‘Out for Blood’ and ‘Brand New Breed’ are pretty cool, so be sure to have a listen when you have the chance!
Also, the Italian bands Skull Daze and Hell in the Club are doing a great effort with their interpretations of the classic “69 Shots” and, one of my all-time favs, fire-spitting “Straight Outta Hell”.
So, here you are: CRASH f’n DÏET fan. Where you go to? Kerkrade or Antwerp maybe? Sure. But being a holder of one of the 200 copies of Reborn in Sleaze would be even greater! C’mon sleazers; pay your respect to Dave, where he stood for and what he did for the Sleaze community! And as many people said before: REST IN SLEAZE!
Last Updated (Monday, 05 December 2011 18:52)