Jacuzzi Boys - Glazin’

Lots of the songs seem to get a nosebleed if they look to utilise more than 3 classic chords but that’s fine, this LP is not here to analyse Rock’s DNA structure it’s just an expression of good uncomplicated rock and roll.

 

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I like handclaps in records, it’s an underused resource, which is not something you hear often in these straightened times…  Opener Vizcaya utilises handclaps, as well as a great guitar lick and a bass boom that sounds like it’s going to blow the monitor up. It’s a gloriously simple and fun introduction to the new Jacuzzi Boys LP.  It’s also a very good indicator, sonically as Jacuzzi Boys don’t try to reach for anything exotic or untested in terms of their style or attack on Glazin’. Their approach can be described as a scuzzy set of love songs over a steady tapping beat: a messy Feelies, or a tinny Buzzcocks, and in that it’s all “very 1978”. Now and again there’s something heavier such as Silver Sphere or Zeppelin (which have a glam vibe about them) but you get the overall picture.

Lots of the songs seem to get a nosebleed if they look to utilise more than 3 classic chords but that’s fine, this LP is not here to analyse Rock’s DNA structure it’s just an expression of good uncomplicated rock and roll. There are some great tracks here, Libras and Zebras, Koo Koo with You and Crush are a slightly camp love songs expressed with a flick of a wrist over a skip of a beat and a slashing riff or two.

 I really enjoyed listening to this.