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What's all the fuss about?
on 4 July 2006
Let's get it right here. A few rockin' tunes done in an old style doesn't mean they sound like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple or Black Sabbath. There is nothing on this disc that enters that league.
If we are comparing Wolfmother to early rock bands, you have to look back further, and say that American proto-metal band Blue Cheer is their most obvious sound alike. Blue Cheer had a great vibe, but they lacked real class and finesse that took them to the next level. Hence, you had a decent rock band worthy of a spin once in a while, and this is what we have with Wolfmother.
They're a decent band, but they lack great musicianship that really takes you somewhere. Blue Cheer had a charm about them back in 1967, but they haven't stood up well 40 years later. So where does that leave Wolfmother?
If you want a band who were influenced by 1970s rock n roll, check out The Answer. But if you just want some decent rock n roll to kick back to, then you could do worse then check Wolfmother out. You could also do a little better too...