From Prussia with Love Nervous Germans
Rock (Dad rock) Light 2015 Francisco M. 9/15/15
A promising anthemic beat caught my attention on the first listen as I drove my car, but 10 seconds later I only paid attention to the road. There was no rawness in any of Nervous Germanss’s songs. Listening to this album was like the torture from having to listen through the opening act that somehow got a chance to open for a legendary headliner. And you can’t move away because you don’t want to lose your spot in the front (even though those self-centered entitled assholes somehow find their way to push you to the back as they go to the front). And although you don’t give the opening act your full attention, you feel kind of sorry because you know the band enjoys playing their music to a sea of audience as if it was their dream, but sadly their art sucks.
This is a bunch of old people from Germany that had a nostalgia for the good old Dad rock era of the 60s to the 80s. This yearning nostalgia is seen in the songs such as Happy Birthday Major Tom (a character in Bowie’s Space Oddity) and the Geddy Lee vocal style that doesn’t sound so much like a witch making a strange brew, but a cocky witch that spends all its gold on defense items instead of on items with magical penetration. There’s no magic that’s hitting me. It’s only the sound of old people in their shell making music about old times, and I am unfazed.
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