Sunday, December 10, 2023
Perilous - YEAH!!!
When it comes to the debut album from Buffalo, New York's Perilous, the title YEAH!!! tells you pretty much everything you need to know. Right off the bat, you can expect high-spirited music that begs to be played as loudly as possible. When the email came in from guitarist extraordinaire and punk rock lifer Bob Cat, I knew the band was going to be good. Also in Perilous are Pauline on vocals, Renee on bass, and Paul on drums. YEAH!!! delivers ten tracks of high energy old school punk with a big rock sound and massive pop hooks. This band isn't trying to reinvent the wheel here. It's throwing it back to the heyday of punk rock 'n' roll and doing so with tremendous power and maximum enthusiasm. Imagine taking everything you liked about the Dead Boys, Ramones, Blondie, Joan Jett, the New York Dolls, and Stooges, mixing it all together, and turning it loose in a big old ball of fire. That, my friends, is Perilous! Of course these four have a great vision for what punk rock music ought to be, but they've also got serious chops and top-quality songs. If you long for the days when rock 'n' roll was wild and dangerous, songs like "Rock & Roll Kiss," "Last Of The Dying Breed," and "Hey Baby" ought to get your heart racing and your fist pumping. YEAH!!!