Monday, September 20, 2010

Messendger
"Lonely Nights"

Messendger
Messendger
LP
(Jab Records, 1982)

Another odd bargain bin find . . . note the $3.50 price tag still present . . .

Messendger were from Cordele, GA and apparently played a "throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks" style of music.

Take a gander at the cover; they look like a slammin' metal band. Flip it over and look at the songs; they cover "Hang on Sloopy" and "Be-Bop-a-Lula," in the midst of a bunch of originals. Huh?

Put it on the stereo and it remains a bit confusing. Ignoring the odd cover choices, they switch between sounding kinda NWoBHM* and sounding like Rush. The former is pleasing to my ear. The latter . . . well . . . not so much.

Today's song is the final song on the album, and it rocks pretty darn hard. And that MASSIVE FUZZ coming from the guitar is pretty wicked (hot solo, too).


*New Wave of British Heavy Metal

2 biased opinions:

Biki said...

This had a really interesting sound. I love the driving sound. This is perfect summer, late night driving for no reason but to drive music.

Devil Dick said...

man i own this album but mine is desperately in need of an upgrade!!! great thud rock!!!