Monday, May 07, 2018

BBQT - Let's Go!

No Front Teeth Records doesn't generally release a large volume of full-length albums. So when you do get an LP from NFT, you can expect it to be a crackler! The debut album from BBQT is no exception. BBQT is Gabbie from The Bam Bams doing '70s style glam rock with big, radio-worthy hooks. Let's Go is the name of the album, and it's a wonderfully satisfying throwback to the heyday of Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett. The title track kicks off the party in style, setting the tone for 10 tracks of hand-clapping, foot-stomping fun. Gabbie Bam Bam not only writes damn fine rock n' roll songs but also has that swagger that's necessary to make this style of music fully convincing. Listening to this record, I choose to imagine that she's singing these songs to an arena full of diehard rock n' rollers who are shouting along to every word and having the time of their lives. I dig the variety of the material, which covers everything from '50s inspired revved-up rockers ("Golden Twenty", "All Day Night") to catchy power pop leaning numbers ("Inmate", "Angel Sweet") to vintage glam stompers ("Tuff'n Up", "Play Rock N Roll"). And it's all top-notch stuff. There's not a dud track to be found on the album!

If you're looking for a great summertime rock n' roll record, Let's Go is absolutely it! It's the perfect soundtrack for whatever good times you plan on having. Gabbie Bam Bam doesn't just play rock n' roll. She IS rock n' roll! Digital album is available from BBQT's Bandcamp. Click here for the scoop on how to order yourself a vinyl copy!


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