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Amazons From Outer Space - Batmobile

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Genre: Pop / Artist: Batmobile / Import / Audio CD released at Couor

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      20.03.2008 17:57
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      Batmobile's fourth album (1989).

      'Amazons from Outer Space' marks the major turning point in Batmobile's admittedly not very original or particularly interesting musical career, as their subject matter looks towards vintage B-movies for inspiration in a manner similar to the Misfits, only significantly less excellent and more rockabilly. The problem with this frivolous subject matter is that the silliness level noticeably increases, as the vocals tend towards character imitations towards the end in songs like 'Sex-Rays,' 'Hammer Killing' and the fairly fun, but also daft 'Jungle Night.'

      The B-movie sound doesn't really come into play until the title track half-way through the album, where the guitars attempt to mimic the classic soundtracks in a manner reminiscent of early Pink Floyd songs like 'Astronomy Domine' and 'Interstellar Overdrive.' The majority of the album is the standard rockabilly fare, with a worrying penchant for animal themes (gorillas making another comeback here) and easily being divided into songs that are slightly mellow (2, 3, 5, 10, 12) and ones with a little more energy (1, 4, 6, 11).

      The latter style works more successfully with the psychobilly direction, the slower songs like 'Aardvark Blues' smacking too much of traditional country and 'Grab the Money & Run' going for a previously untested acoustic style that doesn't really impress, and 'Hard-On Rock' commendably avoids sounding too much like a dumb comedy song despite clearly being one. All the same, this isn't the revolutionary album some fans may claim it to be.

      1. Ice Rock
      2. Gorilla Beat
      3. Aardvark Blues
      4. Dead (I Want Them When They Are Dead)
      5. Sinners Rock
      6. Ravin' Women
      7. Amazons from Outer Space
      8. Sex-Rays
      9. Hammer Killing
      10. Hard-On Rock
      11. Earthquake
      12. Grab the Money & Run
      13. Jungle Night

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Ice Rock
    2 Gorilla Beat
    3 Aardvark Blues
    4 Dead (I Want Them When They Are Dead)
    5 Sinners Rock
    6 Ravin' Women
    7 Amazons from Outer Space
    8 Sex-Rays
    9 Hammer Killing
    10 Hard-On Rock
    11 Earthquake
    12 Grab the Money and Run
    13 Jungle Night