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Hallelujah RockíníRollah Ė The Flaming Sideburns (Finland)


Label:Bad Afro Records
Released:2000
Highlights:Loose My Soul
Blow The Roof
World Domination
Soul Survivor
Stripped Down
Rating:10/10


Bamalama! The Flaming Sideburns hail all the way from Finland (via Argentina) and by all accounts are one of the most exciting rock n roll bands around Scandinavia (or the world for that matter). They started out playing 60's styled rhythm & blues in small Helsinki clubs but the release of Hallejuah Rock n Rollah (the bandís first proper full-length album) sees them embracing a more 70ís styled rock and roll approach ala The Rolling Stones, Iggy & The Stooges and Loaded-era Velvet Underground. The result is one of the best rock albums of last year that mixes full on rock assault (Loose My Soul, World Domination) with soulful grooves (Soul Survivor, Up In Flames). While it may be too slick and accomplished for some garage fans, Hallelujah RockíníRollah should see the Flaming Sideburns makes new fans and cross over to a larger audience without compromise.


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