Red Light Fever
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Red Light Fever is the debut album from Hot Leg--the brand new band featuring Justin ‘Dave’ Hawkins, former lead singer/lead guitarist/lead songwriter of The Darkness. The band promises to be " an entirely hairier beast" than Hawkins old band, though. Features the single "I've Met Jesus"
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I should know, I wrote it.
I don't care if you buy the record or not but before you slag it off, give it a listen. Then slag it off.
To start things off let's get things into perspective; not only are Hot Leg better than The Darkness, they seem to be gelling together more as friends and appear to be getting on swimmingly, so hopefully they'll be around for many years to come.
Tighter than an Italian Tennor's top trouser button, Hot Leg storm their way through 10 tracks of blistering fun-filled, rock-fuelled, wrecking ball romps, barely stopping to reload and filling your ears with delicious (it's GOT to be fattening) ear candy. Swooping block harmonies, thrashing guitar, brilliant drums and bass (dubbed the 'Power Zone' by the band),expert musicianship and they're most definatly not afraid to use keyboards to their campest abilities!
Of course, if you didn't much care for Hawkins' falsetto - Queen on Helium - power ballady - AC/DC riffing style then obviously you're not going to like this. The first track 'Chickens' pretty much confirms that Justin hasn't changed his song writing style (not that we'd ever ask him to).
Permisson To Land was an album that launched The Darkness in Super-Stardom. It was something different, a little off the hook but ultimatly, a damn fine piece of music. After a long wait the heat had died off a little allowing The Darkness to become figures of fun and ridicule rather than recieving praise for their obvious talent. One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back, I feel was more where Justin wanted to go with his music in the first place, and while it contains some of his best work to date the general feel of the album is a little too calculated for some, too studio experty.Read more ›
Chickens: I think they opened with this when I saw them but I'm not 100% sure. It has a great riff for opening the album and imediatley begins to show Justin's huge vocal range with some massive falsetto. 8/10
You Can't Hurt Me Anymore - The first riff in this song sounds like something AC/DC would come up with, Justin's always had a penchant for stuff like that. This is a fantasticly catchy song with a great sing along chorus and pounding drums. 9/10
Ashamed - This is probably my least favourite song on the album but it's still very listenable to. It features Beverli Brown on vocals who Justin dueted with to try and represent Great Britain in Eurovision with. Not great but not awful either. 7/10
I've Met Jesus - One of the songs that I came out of the gig singing! I bought the single over christmas to try and get it in the charts but it wasn't happening. It's a very catchy song with another great chorus. Also the verse riff is very interesting. 8/10
Trojan Guitar - This song was made availiable for free download long before I saw them. It's the only song on the album that's longer than 5mins and is an epic rhomp through medieval times. A fine song.Read more ›
id highly reckonmend anyone Red Light Fever. youd be stupid not to infact! Man Rock has never been stronger!
ps. if you ever get the chance to see the Leg live, take it!
it was one of the best gigs ive ever been to, and ive seen millions of bands :)
pps. also, buy official Hot Leg tea towels if you get the chance. i did and ive never looked back!
"Chickens" is a stomper and screamer of a song may not be suitable for those who hate falsetto's but for those who enjoy a laugh which carries on in a similar form on "You can't hurt me anymore" whilst Justin and his former eurovision partner Beverlei Brown give the late Ike Turner and currently living Tina Turner a run for their money on "Ashamed".
If jesus was actually real he would have had a massive hangover from encountering Hot leg if the shoe was on the other foot as they rock out with no sweat on "I met Jesus" whilst adding their "Queens" we will rock you vibe on the epic "Trojan Guitars" and 80's influences onto "Cocktails" and of course "Gay in the 80's.
This band should be included amongst the line up for Download just to be a pleasing antidote to the back pains and stretched necks from moshing and head banging providing they do not get bottled off the stage and back into the earths atmosphere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love life and enjoyment, if you are breathing air through your orifices, if you have naughty bits that enjoy electric guitar, for the love of rock n roll, buy this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brooke R
I read Justin's personal review and bought the CD. This is a classic, I don't know how so much guitar excellence, lyrical fun and man rock style could have been overlooked. Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2013 by Iain Black
If you like The Darkness you'll like this. Simple as that.
Red Light Fever is heavy on fun. The sound was created to be played loud. Memorable lyrics and riffs. Read more
Have to admit, I love the Darkness but when they split, I didn't bother with this, picking up the Stone Gods CD instead. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2012 by S. Buchan
the openers fine sounds queen,ish wich i like,the rest of the songs are crap@really have no design awfull album they should have stuck with the queen sound depressing crock/pop.Published on 17 Dec. 2011 by S. Ditta
In my opinion The Darkness were definitely the best rock band to emerge so far this millenium. In fact the only decent new rock band! Read morePublished on 29 May 2010 by Chris Poustie
I love Justin Hawkins (is that his name?) - the lead singer of Hot Leg and formerly the Darkness. Love that power falsetto. Read morePublished on 13 Mar. 2010 by Bentemmers