“Sweet Creatures is a throwback to the good old days…”
Artist Name: Crash Street Kids
Album Name: Sweet Creatures
Genre: Glam Rock
Label: Vanity Music Group
Drenched in sleaze and glittering with glam, Crash Street Kids’ Sweet Creatures is a throwback to the good old days, where perms were still cool and rock had a ballsy attitude. Resonating with the same attitude as T. Rex, Alice Cooper, David Bowie and Sweet, Sweet Creatures is a concept album about 2 runaways, who form a “Bonnie and Clyde” bond in a filthy, crime-ridden world. Divided over 2 acts, the album is a welcome revisit to the era of tainted rock and swagger-filled tracks, which will get the beers flowing, girls stripping and heads banging. Across the 11 songs, Crash Street Kids confirm they are equally adept at belting out the ballads (‘3rd Avenue Vampires’) as they are at riffing down the house (‘Sweet Creatures’) with ease – I told you that this is old school rock. Regrettably, the band perhaps took their revisit to the past a bit too literally, because there are moments where the production and recording quality of the album lets down the overall value of the songs (it does sound like it was recorded in 1982). All things considered, Crash Street Kids’ Sweet Creatures remains an entertaining listen, which is sure to hit the mark with older fans of rock ‘n’ roll.
Best Tracks: ‘Sweet Creatures’, ‘Bang, Bang! (You’re Beautiful)’, and ‘Mary, Queen of the Rock’
- Frankie Styxx