The Angels – Take It ToThe Streets

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Take It To The Streets is the new album by The Angels. Not The Real Angels or Doc Neeson’s Angels, just The Angels. Of course, it’s not really The Angels – Doc Neeson has been turfed yet again, and while The Screaming Jets’ Dave Gleeson has been drafted in, guitarists John and Rick Brewster are always on hand to kill any momentum with some of the most listless guitars solos heard on record since Steven Seagal’s Mojo Priest.

Sonically, Take It To The Streets works through the sort of blues-rock that can be heard in suburban beer barns nationwide by bands that were inspired by the one-time kings of pub rock. Lyrically, it’s the sort of tough-yet-sensitive fare that gives little away. Gleeson’s impassioned, first-take delivery is convincing though, and represents an album strong point on the likes of ‘Telephone’ and ‘Wounded Healer’. That Take It To The Streets sounds like a decent Angels cover band sums up the album’s lack of character and conviction.

3/10 stars

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Ana_stacia2000 said on the 1st Oct, 2012

agree with the harsh but fair statements, although am thinking 3/10 isn't very respectful! really!?

for a bunch of old fellas that just like to hang out and make up tunes pretty bloody well together i think the album rocks... or more so has a nice relaxed and laid-back groove going on. yes, i'm biased having seen both dave with the screaming jets & the angels in their original form numerous times - both way back, and recently - but playing this gear live is where it's at for this bunch of guys.

there's no super in rock'n' go see them play in a pub sometime soon ;) that should fix you up!

Electric Cafe

Electric Cafe said on the 1st Oct, 2012

ana: fair point, this album (for them) is probably just a pretext for playing live. however, it's a major label release by a band called the angels, so i factored in their reputation and their best work, and the fact that this album falls a long way short of that.

if they played my local, though, i reckon i'd hit the shit out of that...