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Bullet Boys - 2009 10c Billionaire



ARTIST: Bulletboys
ALBUM: 10c Billionaire
LABEL: Chavis Records
SERIAL: -
YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Marq Torien - vocals, guitar * Tory Stoffregen - guitar * Rob Lane - bass * Ryche Green - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Asteroid * 02 Blessed By Your Touch * 03 Born To Breed * 04 Brining Home The Gun * 05 Girls Kissin' Girls * 06 Jenna Star * 07 Road To Nowhere * 08 Save The World * 09 Wasted * 10 Witness

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WEBLINKS: www.bulletboysofficial.com


Background
It would be fair to say I was more than surprised when this one showed up, having no idea this band was still around in all honesty. Torien has kept the band going in one form or the other since the bands heyday back in the early 90's, but that said they weren't all that much to write home about even then in my opinion. This is the bands first album since 2003 and with it is a bunch of hired guns helping Torien keep the name alive. But against the odds this is probably the best album I've heard from the band, topping their self titled 1989 album.


The Songs
Anyone expecting a return to the bands 80's shenanigans will be disappointed, there's no 1989 styled hard rock here, but then again that isn't a bad thing. The albums sound is very modern, steeped in the Velvet Revolver mode without the ballads. For some reason the albums gimmick is having the songs in alphabetical order, starting with 'Asteroid' and ending with 'Witness'. There's some heavy material, namely 'Bringing Home The Gun' and its punishing riff and I'm sure 80's fans will be happy with 'Girls Kissin Girls' which is the most throwback track. 'Jenna Star' has good commercial appeal and this is so much better than anything from the new Bon Jovi album it's mind boggling. The whole album is an exercise in quality hard rock and while there's nothing original under the sun, it's performed with vigour and melody is forthcoming on every track.


In Summary
A surprisingly good album, even if Torien is the only original member present. This is straight hard rock, nothing more or less. It might not appeal to hardcore 80's rejects expecting another 'Smooth Up In 'Ya', but this is as fine an album as you will hear in this era. It's a shame some of these songs won't see mainstream radio play as they deserve it. Sadly the stigma of the name probably exists, but with the strength of the songs here Torien has every right to keep up the fight.


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#1 | gdazegod on January 04 2010 14:19:12
Seems like Chavis Records has gone out of business. Bill has been on the scene plugging away for a good six years, without a lot to show for it. He certainly did the right things in terms of promoting his artists, something obviously didn't work out.. hmm!
 
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