SIMON CHAINSAW… Australian by birth, and firmly rooted in the Australian Rock meets Punk tradition…. His roots draws on (among others) punks SAINT’S, RADIO BIRDMAN mixed with early AC/DC and ROSE TATTOO.
Recorded in SAO PAULO, in SIMON’s adopted home BRAZIL, and helped out by Sao Paulo band FORGOTTEN BOYS, this disc see’s a healthy mixture of the SIMON’s Aussie Roots with the sound of CBGB’s: RAMONES, DEAD BOYS, JOHNNY THUNDERS along with MOTORHEAD’s swagger, SOCIAL DISTORTION's rasp and the SEX PISTOLS snear. This album rocks from start to finish with loads of catchy melodies and full blown solos.
Check these choice comments from some reviews:
This disc is PURE PUNK ROCK.. the title track BASTA is sensational…. A really raw sound, with great vocals and angry guitars…. Nothing sweetened. – STARTRIPS.COM
Brazen wild guitars solos and a cracking rhythm section, Basta is immediate headbanging pogo machine… hints of classic Steve Jones-style riffage (Always Wrong) and early Turbonegro-style headlong rush into the nearest wall (One For The Road). - Ricecooker zine
These are some of the best - and shortest - songs he's written…..Hooky songs like "Thinking About It" and "Million Miles Away" mix it with grinding ("Bag of Bricks", "Always Wrong") and driving rockers ("Basta" and the Lime Spiders-like Killing Off the Past"). Plus, there's a masterful cover of the Saints' "No Time" that pits guitar against hot boogie piano…. – 194BAR.COM
Those who like their “rawk” injected with that punkitude may have their all time faves, right from Zeke, Turbo to Speedealer and all that but now here’s a chance to sample something a bit more exotic. And for those who have just got introduced to “rawk” via The Datsuns or D4 or even the much lame Jet, Simon Chainsaw would be able to teach you new lessons in good ol punk bombast! – JOE KIDD (RICECOOKER ZINE)
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