THE GOLDEN ARMS Gimme Some Lips cd 1998
Rag Doll / Too Much To Lose / You Could Be Mine / Take A Ride With Me / Fallin' / Give Me More / Nowhere To Go / Days Of Wine & Roses / Just Where You Are / Set Me Free / Little T & A / M.I.A. / Take A Chance With Me / Laundromat Kat / Go Back To Go / London Boys / Ask Me No Questions / Lady Bird / Search And Destroy / All I Want (live) / Overdose (live).
The Golden Arms: Hiroshi The Golden Arm: guitars, vocals / Satoshi Silvers: guitar, vocals / Koji Stardust: bass, backing vocals / Tamito Black Out: drums, backing vocals.
Guest Musicians: Freddy Lynxx: guitars and backing vocals / Little Johnnie: guitar / Joe Alcohol: guitar / Zepp Oberpichler: backing vocals / Jeff Dahl: guitar / Dee Dee Suck: guitar / Lipstick Killers: assorted instruments.
This disc has been spinning non-stop here at the Cyber Lounge and I just can't get enough. The Golden Arms, a Japanese band, puts out high energy sleaze rock inspired by The Dolls, Thunders and Iggy. They perform a bunch of original material and several cover tunes including the Stones 'Little T&A', five Thunder's songs and an excellent bass heavy version of Iggy's 'Search And Destroy'. About half of the tunes are produced by the band itself and the Jeff Dahl produces the rest. Helping out on a number of tracks are an assortment of characters including Freddy Lynxx who plays guitar on 7 tracks.If you picked up the JT tribute CD called 'Stranded In The Dolls House' then you heard this band doing 'London Boys'.
The sound varies quite a bit throughout the 21 tracks due to the various people involved and the two different recording locals, Tokyo and Arizona. Jeff Dahl's production makes the band sound polished while still keeping the edge. And it's the edge that really shines through on the two live tracks ending the disc. They were recorded live on a Walkman recorder in an Arizona bar and they sound great to me.E. Davidson
Buy It "I Don't Know Where" coz it's out !Thanks to Mr Frk !