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5.0 out of 5 stars
YES!, 12 April 2005
Do Me Bad Things, are a Rock/Blues/Jazz/Funk/Soul nonet. YES thats 9 band members, YES thats five genres and YES it works!
The mix of genres and amount of vocals (a possible 8 vocalists in the group) make this band's music pretty complex and but they pull it off marvelously.
There are three main vocalists in the group who appear on different tracks, Alex Prowse, a strong male vocalist who can reach incredible heights with his voice, Chantal Brown, a Joss Stone like singer with the ability to belt out amazing melodies and 'The Woods' an ACDC like singer whose gritty voice seems to clash with the rest of the group but in fact compliments the other singers perfectly.
However the main strength of this album is it's individual songs, 'Time For Deliverance' and 'Liv Ullman on Drums' are excellent with driving guitar complimented by superb backing vocals. 'Off The Hook' and 'Hold On' are slower paced melodies but show the band can handle a slow down in tempo while keeping their unique complextity. The best track is without a doubt 'What's Hideous', a soulful and funky duet between Alex Prowse and Ms Brown which changes tempo and style seemlessly.
The arrangement of the tunes are intresting also. The composition strays from your standard verse chorus and bridge set-up with arrangement as complex as the band's sound and the layout of the album itself is another strength, starting fast, slowing down, regaining speed with the gritty voice of Mark Woods which ends with a cresendo of vocals in 'The Daily Grind' finishing with a slow balld in 'Hold On'.
Do Me Bad Things are without a doubt going to be one of the hottest new bands this year and they have potential for even greater things than this outstanding debut album. The sound is difficult to describe but the best I can get at is a at sometimes Rocky-Horroresque cross between Scissor Sisters and Led Zepplin with hints of Queen and Jamiroquai topped off with Aretha Franklin vocals.
YES!, Do Me Bad Things are unique and I love them for it.