VARIOUS 'Headbanger's Bible Warner Music (2005)
A triple CD of rock anthems mate - not ‘arf! I would imagine aimed at the
younger rock fans enticed into the wonderful world of rock via the Darkness
and their offspring Hurricane Party, Tokyo Dragons et al.
A damn fine idea and you’ve got the usual suspects like Boston (how many compilations has
‘More Than A Feeling’ appeared on?), Sabbath, Queen, Free, Steppenwolf and
UFO. Plus some more unusual choices like Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘The
Locomotion’ and ‘Smokin’ In The Boys Room ‘ - not the awful Motley Crue
cover but the original by Brownsville Station. The Darkness are here along
with the Wildhearts, to add some tunes actually recorded in the past fifteen
Seasoned rock fans will doubtless have all the songs on here but it’s
aimed at the new breed of rock fans and as an introduction it’s a damn fine
one. Just wish they had a few more newer mainstream rock bands mixed in like
Nickelback, Thunder or Creed.
Review by Jason Ritchie