REVIEW Brad Munro
The Last Good Party is Gay Paris’ latest offering. The self-described party rock band has put together 10 tracks of blistering tunes that may just win back a place for rock and roll in your heart.
The album is a result of a very successful donation drive that had band members break-dancing in Pitt Street Mall to Meshuggah, re-enacting orgasm scenes from movies publicly and offers to write hip-hop songs to donators. It’s evident that their drive went well, because the album sounds pristine and punchy.
It meets a middle ground between Clutch and Queens of the Stone Age, with an occasional sprinkle of Funkadelic. The guitars scream, the bass growls, the drums slam and the vocals boom.
The album is a consistent slab of rock, taking only one brief reprieve from the riff fest for a single piano-driven moment in ‘Son of a Butcher Parliament’, before the pace picks up again.
If you’re a fan of rock music, you need to hear this album. I’ll give you a dollar if you regret it.
Rating: 4 out of 5