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Tokyo Dragons - Come On Baby EP

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Come On Baby
High On Hate
Everybody That's Right
This Means War*
Get 'Em Off Live
Johnny Don't Wanna Ride (live)
Come On Baby (live)
Come On Baby (video)

Genre Hard Rock
Steve Lomax
Tracks 7+1
Steve Lomax
Runningtime 24+4 Min.
Mal Bruk
Label Escapi Music
Mathias Stady
Release 20 Oct. 2006
Phil Martini
Country England
Similar artists AC/DC, The Darkness, Danko Jones

English rock'n'rollers Tokyo Dragons released their debut Give Me The Fear about a year ago, and in order for people not to forget them until their next album an EP is now being released as a reminder. The EP Come On Baby features the album track with the same name and apart from that three none album tracks, three live tracks and one video.

To me Tokyo Dragons sound like something that comes with the aftermath of The Darkness, catchy rock 'n' roll tunes with a lot of apparent AC/DC influences. Although Tokyo Dragons have a dirtier - as in rawer - sound than The Darkness and no annoying high-pitch vocals, I would not say that the vocals from Steve Lomax are exactly brilliant. The positive side is the Thin Lizzy guitar harmonies, since Steve Lomax and Mal Bruk work their guitars well and is creating some nice parts with twin guitars.

The live songs are from their performance at the Swedish Hultsfred Festival that was recorded by national Swedish Radio P3, known for their great live recordings. And this is no exception, the sound is splendid but the performance could have been better if you ask me, more tight for one thing. Nevertheless they shove some intensity, almost worthy of Danko Jones and I guess that they could be a nice, but no more, band to watch after a couple of beers.

Get 'Em Off as a song sounds like a mix of Primal Scream's Rocks and an ordinary AC/DC rip off. And the video feels kinda goofy but is ok to watch because of all the sexy vampires hunting the band through a dark forest. Spinal Tap anyone?






4 chalices of 10 - Thomas

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