PHOTOS ONLINE: TUFF/Shameless + Redstar Bullets concert review
Verlichte Geest, Roeselare
Gig number 2 in the Sleazenation glam series: one pack of local talent and a cocktail of Hollywood greatness.
Redstar Bullets kicked off with a set that didn't quite fit the glam/sleaze/rock n' roll profile, but what a performance this was.
Atmospheric, obviously both old school hardcore and more modern metalcore-inspired rock/metal with a very original edge in both music and vocals.
Even though most of the crowd was expecting another style of music, anyone with an open-minded view on music in general, could confirm that this was a one-of-a-kind band with great potential.
While the guitarists and bass player sort of played their own show, the drummer was just all over the place (however that is possible from a sitting position).
Due to the fact that nobody really knew their songs and it's not a style of music that drags you along instantly, the response was respectful, but calm nonetheless. I'm sure there was plenty talk about the Bullets afterwards though...
Needless to say, as soon as the Redstar Bullets youngsters finished their set, heads started turning toward the backstage every now and then. A small but dedicated crowd was already firmly in place front-stage.
Very soon after that, out popped Alex Michael and BC from Shameless, along with Jimi "Gunz" Lord and finally Stevie Rachelle from TUFF.
Did these guys ever represent old school glam rock! Kicking off with some of the best work of both bands, they got a freight train going that didn't stop until after the last encore.
I'm sure they had expected a little more people on their first (!) time in Belgium, but given the enthousiasm of those that were present, I guess all was right again.
Instead of describing each and every song in detail, a list of what we heard will be impressive enough already:
"I Hate Kissing You Goodbye"
"The All-New Generation"
"Queen 4 A Day"
"Steal The Girlz"
"American Hair Band"
"Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison
and soooooo many more great originals of both bands and classic cover songs or snippets in their own stuff, the list goes on...
There were some people who travelled a long way to see this band collaboration, and the way I see it right now, they got just what they came for, and then some.
As icing on the cake, the band brought a huge choice of merchandising, from shirts to hoodies to girlies to an immense catalog of albums from both bands as well as other befriended or former bands.
We could have used a little more people in the crowd or at the bar afterwards, but this was one hell of a show still. Hollywood took Roeselare by storm...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:37)