RockNRoll Machine is the new album from rock and roll/punk rock Turbonegro. Their first since 2012’s Sexual Harassment. The album is out now via Scandinavian Leather Recordings.
A futuristic intro with some spoken word introduces the RockNRoll Machine, an album filled with hard-rock riffs & bouncy party punk.
Both are in abundance as Part II: Well Hello makes itself known at the event with a wickedly catchy chorus before sliding into the title track with ease. A slower, groove-heavy rhythm makes this a great listen, it’s every bit as rock and roll as you could hope it to be. The only negative is the occasional computerised voice saying the title is a bit grating.
RockNRoll Machine is about delivering feel-good rock, the kind that is easy to enjoy. Tracks like Hurry Up & Die, Fist City & On the Rag are fun & uncomplicated but not likely to live long in the memory. If they came on at a party or in a club you’d get the urge to have a little dance.
The high points of the album comes from the Van Halen-esqe 80’s vibe of Skinhead Rock & Roll, the sultry vibe & singalong chorus of Hot for Nietzche and the utterly brillant John Carpenter Power Ballad.
The latter of the three deserves special mention as it absolutely nails the sound & vibe of an 80’s power ballad. You can hear this being used in an action film montage!
After that it’s a pity that the album ends on a flat note. Special Education is catchy as you’d expect but is lacking excitement & energy. A disappointing finale but one that won’t leave too much of a blemish on a good rock & roll record!
Turbonegro – RockNRoll Machine Full Track Listing:
1. Chrome Ozone Creation (The Rock and Roll Machine Suite, Part I)
2. Part II: Well Hello
3. Part III: RockNRoll Machine
4. Hurry Up & Die
5. Fist City
6. Skinhead Rock & Roll
7. Hot For Nietzsche
8. On the Rag
9. Let the Punishment Fit the Behind
10. John Carpenter Power Ballad
11. Special Education
Check out the album yourself via Apple Music below.
Turbonegro - RockNRoll Machine (Scandinavian Leather Recordings)
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