THE UPPERCRUST - Let Them Eat Rock

THE UPPERCRUST Let Them Eat Rock cd 1997
Let Them Eat Rock / Little Lord Fauntleroy / Rock 'n' Roll Butler / Minuet / Who's Who of Love / I've Got My Ascot 'n' My Dickie / Old Money / Friend of a Friend of the Working Class/ RSVP / Little Rickshaw Boy / Opera Glass / Balderdash (Hidden track, 8:47 into track 11).
Produced by: S. Slade, P. Kolderie, C. Plaster, T. O'Heir.
The Upper Crust: Lord Bendover: guitar, vocals / The Duc D'istortion: guitar, vocals / Jackie Kickassis: drums / Lord Rockingham: guitar, vocals) / Marquis de Roque (aka Marquis Marque): bass, bad vocals.
The Upper Crust is an American hard rock band from Boston, Massachusetts.The members adopt the personas of 18th century aristocratic fops and sing songs from that perspective. They use titles of nobility, wear powdered wigs and period costumes, and maintain a snobbish attitude while performing live and on their albums. The members say that their guiding philosophy is "If not great and excellent, then debauched."
Their major music influence is Bon Scott-era AC/DC, alongside glam rock band Kissand fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap.Rolling Stone has stated that "Dismiss Boston's Upper Crust as a joke rock band if you must, but give them this much: They're actually funny, and there's as much rock as mock to their singular brand of "roque"" and that "there's plenty of worthy riffs and double-entendre wit to go around". The group originated from a Boston surf rock band called 'The Clamdiggers'. Other related bands were The Bags , The Titanics, The Satanics, The Flies, The Oysters and Seks Bomba.
The Upper Crust has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien As well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band had their signature song, "Eureka, I've Found Love" featured as a bonus song in the PlayStation 2 game, Guitar Hero. They have also guest starred in an episode of Codename: Kids Next Door (Operation P.A.R.T.Y.) on Cartoon Network, January 26, 2007. Wikipedia
With a gimmick that involves the lyrical aspiration of a wealthy lifestyle to accompany their 18th century attire of powdered wigs, velvet knickers, and pancake makeup, the Upper Crust's intention of aspiring the worst rock & roll idea clicked upon their 1994 formation. Formerly of the Boston surf act the Clamdiggers, the Upper Crust provided power pop antics that have been described as "AC/DC meets the Buzzcocks at a theater showing of This Is Spinal Tap." After packaging their trademark on the 1995 album "Let Them Eat Rock", Emperor Records eventually followed up with the Upper Crust's second album, The Decline & Fall of the Upper Crust, two years later.
"Let them Eat Rock " (1995)
"The Decline and Fall of The Upper Crust" (1997)
"Entitled"double live album (2000)
"Once More Into The Breeches" (2001)
"Cream of the Crust" (2006)
"Revenge for Imagined Slights" (2009)
Monarchy in the U.S.A.! The unofficial Upper Crust web site here !
Buy "Let Them Eat Rock" it here !

6 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

I saw these guys perform live at the El Mocambo in Toronto. It was a great rockin' nite! - ThanX!

Anonyme a dit…

I've seen these guys a couple times, most recently about six months ago. They still fucking rock!
Yes, they are a "gimmick" band, but their gimmick is actually quite clever! Also, they rock ten times as hard as any "regular" bands.

They have a new download-only album called "Revenge For Imagined Sleights." It is, of course, awesome.

If I had to pick a favorite Upper Crust album, though, I'd have to go with the live double-album "Entitled" on Reptilian Records.


right, "Entitled" is a good live double-album !

Anonyme a dit…

I've seen these guys in concert a number of times. Excellent! Very AC/DC influenced.
Pre Upper Crust days they were known as The Titanics. Great Boston band.

Great site btw keep it rockin'


Anonyme a dit…

I really can't recommend this band enough. If you ever get a chance to see them live, you simply MUST see them.

Even without the powdered wigs, the best Upper Crust songs can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ANYBODY. They really do have "roque" chops. Even if they were wearing bags on their heads and singing in Japanese, the ROCK POWER would shine through!

If Upper Crust and AC/DC were both playing in my town tomorrow night, I would actually choose the Upper Crust show. And I love AC/DC.

Anonyme a dit…

This guys really rocks.

Please, I need more albums to complete the discography, can anybody upload one of this:

- The Decline and Fall of The Upper Crust LP (1997) (Emperor Norton Records)

- Entitled - double live album (2000) (Reptilian Records)

- Revenge for Imagined Slights (2009)