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Nasty Habit - 2012 Nasty Habit


ARTIST: Nasty Habit
ALBUM: Nasty Habit
LABEL: Wreckless Records
YEAR: 2012


LINEUP: Tommy Ende - vocals * Kenny Ende - guitar * Frank Wheeler - bass * David Jordan - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Tripped * 02 Hip Shakin' Fox * 03 Saturday Night * 04 Lethal Addiction * 05 Hot Mess * 06 Money Hungry * 07 Strut Your Stuff * 08 What You Need * 09 Love Won't Wait * 10 Rampage * 11 Cruisin' * 12 Misery Loves Company * 13 Silver Bullets


I picked up on this band a couple of days back, viewing some glam metal video tracks on YouTube. From Syracuse N.Y, these guys sound similar to Trixter and Station, along with the flashy look to go with it. They were around for a while before hooking up with Wreckless Records, which I understand is a British record label. Anyway, judging by the videos, these guys know their stuff, and have all the tricks in the bag.

The Songs
It's a 12 tracker, so there's plenty for you to get your hands dirty. 'Tripped' nicks a riff from Ratt, and has all the usual antics you'd expect from a band back in the 80's. 'Hip Shakin Fox' is a snake prowler, check out the video below. 'What You Need' is another to tip the scales, while 'Hot Mess' sees guitarist Kenny Ende giving us some instrumental fun in the vein of Eddie Van Halen and the late Derek Frigo. 'Rampage' drifts into White Lion territory, however the album is not all about flash harry antics. They are capable of delivering ballads such as 'Love Won't Wait' and 'Misery Loves Company'.

In Summary
I have to say, I really liked this album. Because of its indie nature, it never featured on the GDM radar until now. The production isn't the best though, so I'll be up front about that aspect. In the hands of a master like Beau Hill, this could've been something sound-wise, but you have to remember its indie status. The band also released an EP in 2014 which judging from the YouTube clips sound fantastic. Unfortunately, Nasty Habit disbanded, and dropped drummer Dave Jordan and their glam/hair metal style for something that is modern metal under the handle Major Crush. Their web presence has also disappeared. A bad move lads. Come on back, grow back the hair Tommy, and get back to your god-given talent of delivering glam metal to the masses.

Nasty Habit - 2012 Hip Shakin' Fox

Nasty Habit - 2012 Saturday Night

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#1 | gdazegod on December 30 2017 02:08:51
I mentioned the follow-on band here called Major Crush. They actually sound pretty decent too, moving into a modern American styled prog metal style. Might be worth checking out.
#2 | dtabachn on December 30 2017 15:31:05
Great finding, George. They remind me of another NY area band that I plan on reviewing, Law And Order, not exactly the music but the vibe.
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