Rock n' Roll Hell

Today’s post comes all the way from the outback of Australia. Putting a new twist on the power trio by performing as a power duo, BugGiRL are to AC/DC what the White Stripes are to Led Zeppelin. They have taken the music and stripped it to its most basic elements: a single guitar and drums. The resulting sound is bare, raw rock and roll.

From the band’s Web site: “Fueled on a daily diet of Blue Kangaroo carcass, and flooring four to the floor, Australian Rock n’ Roll Warriors BugGiRL deliver a brand of rock that cracks through the burnt earth of their barren homeland. Following the dusty footsteps of their rockin’ ancestors AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and The Divinyls, BugGiRL are a band of attitude, guts, and glory.”

Smashmusic UK said, “The pair are tighter than a proverbial duck's arse in water and with the feisty vixen singer/guitarist BugGiRL herself they have the epitome of an in-yer-face rock bitch that makes Brody Dalle look like Tinkerbelle.”

BugGiRL and drummer Mallets of Mayhem came together in late 2003, earning their stripes in the Sydney rock scene. They landed tracks on various compilation disks featuring Australian rock bands, and toured incessantly. By November 2004, they were ready to unleash their debut album, Looming Shadows. The single, “Suck It,” (full title: “Suck It Fuck It Like A Bitch From Hell”) was promptly banned from radio, but, as they say, any publicity is good publicity.

Earlier this year, BugGiRL released their second full-length album, Rock n’ Roll Hell. The songs available on BugGiRL’s site (unfortunately, the album isn’t yet available in the U.S.) are a manic combination of blues and punk. And in a must-hear moment, they cover “If I'm in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up,” by 70’s soul seductress Betty Davis.

BugGiRL are currently on tour in Europe. Mallets of Mayhem assures me they are eventually coming to the States – at least to California – but as of now, there are no definite dates set. Those of you in Europe can check show dates here or at BugGiRL’s MySpace space. There’s also mucho mas music in both places.

Ian Astbury.mp3
If I’m in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up.mp3

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At 11:53 PM , Blogger The Idea Of Progress said...

I feel there is always a lack of tough chicks playing rock music. Hurray for more!

At 3:14 AM , Blogger Susan said...

hey, that pizza place is in Redondo Beach, CA.

At 5:05 AM , Blogger SEBA G said...

hi there. i just discovered your blog and i like it! i love the topics you cover and will keep checking back!keep up the good work!

seba from seba world


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At 9:47 PM , Blogger wamber said...

thanks for posting the mp3 samples! here's hoping there's truth to the rumor that they're coming to rock California.

At 2:08 PM , Blogger Lalai said...

hey! great sound... tks!

At 9:21 PM , Blogger punkrockdoll said...

definitely digging this - thanks for the songs.

At 8:41 PM , Blogger aikin said...

Idea - yes! Too many girls sounding too wimpy. I like to hear them kick a little ass.

Susan - I think I e-mailed you about Licorice Pizza?

Seba - thanks!

Sharm - know I e-mailed you back regarding this.

Wamber - Their drummer assured me they were eventually.

Lalai - thank you!

PunkRockDoll - Any time!


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