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Disappoinment Blues CDEP - The Hellacopters (Sweden)

Label:CD - Au Go-Go Records (Australia)
10 Inch - White Jazz Records (Sweden)
Released:1998
Tracks:Long Gone Losers
Freeway To Hell
Heaven
Disappointment Blues
Ferrytale
455 SD


Rating: 5/5

Released in conjunction with their 1998 tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, The Hellacoptersí Disappointment Blues EP is far better than most tour EPs. Comprised of one new song, 3 other rare originals as well as 3 covers, Disappointment Blues documents the Hellacopters transition from a more hardcore punk rock band to one of the best and most exciting rock and roll bands anywhere in the world. Their three covers of tracks by Motorhead, Sonicís Rendezvous Band and Radio Birdman probably best demonstrate whatís going on but it is their own songs that really impress. The title track, which is a brilliant rewrite of the seminal Sonicís Rendezvous Band song City Slang, is probably the best song on this CD while Long Gone Losers is just as good. You know a band is pretty special if they can release songs this good on a tour EP.

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