The 9th album by the Norwegian band Turbonegro, and their first without longtime frontman Hank Von Helvete.
Universal / CD
Turbonegro - Sexual Harassment  [Album]
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What you get with Turbonegro is a combination of the old school arena rock feel of T. Rex, the party animal tenacity of Andrew W.K. and the in your face antics of Kiss.
01. I Got a Knife (2:29)
02. Hello Darkness (2:56)
03. Shake Your Shit Machine (3:08)
04. TNA (The Nihilistic Army) (3:31)
05. Mister Sister (3:49)
06. Dude Without a Face (3:27)
07. Buried Alive (2:17)
08. Tight Jeans, Loose Leash (3:52)
09. Rise Below (4:05)
10. You Give Me Worms (3:23)
Turbonegro have been around since the early ‘90s but really made their mark with 1998’s Apocalypse Dudes, guitar solos, lewd lyrics and a bit of corpse paint for good measure. 5 years off has not hurt them as the band still sounds fresh.
The first thing that should jump out at you on a good album is the insanely catchy hooks, and guitarist Euroboy is currently one of the best at this. Album opener “I Got A Knife” takes shape as a barnburner of a punk rock song of a generation past. One of the catchiest songs on the album is the irreverently titled “Shake Your S**t Machine” and is nowhere near as subtle as T Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”, but clearly they are influenced by said material.
New vocalist Duke Of Nothing has a mild feeling of Clutch’s Neil Fallon about him, but doesn’t have the listener wondering about Hank, as his sound really seems to fit in with the band’s fast paced music and attitude. “TNA (The Nihilistic Army)” showcases the best combination of Duke and Euroboy’s band interplay. Even new drummer Tommy Manboy does his best impression of Donald Tardy (Andrew W.K., Obituary) as he seems to serve as the pacesetter for an eternal party.
“Buried Alive” is another song that seems to never slow down and might be the best song on the entire album as this really seems to be the best showcase of the “band” as a whole and is just about the most punk song you’ll hear all year long.
So if partying is your forte and are looking for a late night soundtrack to some extracurricular activities; Sexual Harassment (the album and not the act) may be right up your alley. Duke Of Nothing replaces Hank Von Helvete in a very good way, and while not their best, Sexual Harassment is a worthy addition to the band’s deep back catalog.
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