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Peter Pan Speedrock

Buckle Up & Shove It

Review by Gary Hill

I really like this quite a bit. It’s raw and furious. There isn’t a lot of variety from song to song, yet it still manages to keep from getting stale. Probably the closest reference point is Motorhead, but this is both more metal and more punk than that band.

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Track by Track Review
Get You High

Imagine Motorhead with a lot more of an angry metal edge and more punk attitude on the vocals. You are probably really close to this screaming hot tune. The instrumental section starts with bass before leading out into some seriously furious heavy metal.

Whatever Man
Take old time rock and roll and bring it into raw punk rock territory. You’ll find yourself right in the midst of this screaming hot rocker. The instrumental section brings it more into stoner metal type music.
Murdertruck
 I’m again reminded of Motorhead here. Sure, this is punkier and more extreme metal at the same time. That said, it really wouldn’t be a big stretch to imagine this (a little different) performed by Motorhead.
Tunnel Vision
As much as the previous songs made me think of Motorhead, this one is even more remiscent of that band. It’s a high energy stomper that’s part punk, part metal and all cool.
Bad Thing
This is screaming metal with some old school rock and roll built into it. It makes me think of a  more metallic version of AC/DC in some ways.
Loose Women and Loud Guitars
Clutch meets Motorhead on this furious rocker. I really love the guitar solo on this thing. The whole piece is very meaty.
New Rose
Now, this is more punk. It reminds me a lot of a cross between Guns N Roses and The Dead Boys.
Note to Self
Metal merges pretty well with punk and some old time rock and roll here. This is another screamer. The jam that makes up the second half of this thing is very much a Black Sabbath kind of sound. It gets merged with the earlier sound a bit before this ends.
Wide-Eyed and Thirsty
Clutch is blended with punk and metal on this screamer. I can definitely make out plenty of Motorhead here, too. There is even a bit of a country music edge on the bridge.
Buckle Up and Shove It!
The title track earns a parental advisory. It’s sort of part metal, part Motorhead and part stoner rock.
Deadringer
I think I’d consider this one as hardcore punk. It’s furious and energized. It’s raw. It’s also a good tune and a nice change.
Doin' the Nasty
Punk and metal merge here. I can hear some Motorhead, some GNR and a lot of other things in the mix here.
Heart Full of Soul (Featuring Mark Phillips)
This classic rock stomper gets a revisit as the disc closer. This really does feel to me like what Motorhead would do with it.
 
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