Spacehog


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Resident Alien , 5/10
The Chinese Album , 4/10
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Spacehog is a quartet from Leeds that moved to New York and emerged with a hybrid of glam-rock and grunge on Resident Alien (Sire, 1995). Bowie's Ziggy period is the main influence on In The Meantime and Never Coming Down, but, while they rely on catchy refrains and pathetic bridges, they also rock loud and stern. A bizarre space boogie (Spacehog) and an epileptic and outrageous punk-pop (Space Is The Place) lift the band from the sewers of Brit-glam that singer Royston Langdon favors.

The Chinese Album (Sire, 1998) indulges in their Bowie imitations one too many times (Mungo City, Captain Freeman) and rarely matches the vigor of the debut. Carry On, Skylark and One Of These Days exhibit only the flaws of their derivative pop sound.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Matteo Gentile)

Spacehog un quartetto di Leeds che si trasferito a New York ed emerso grazie all'ibrido di glam rock e grunge di Resident Alien (Sire, 1995). Il periodo Ziggy di Bowie la principale influenza su In The Meantime e Never Coming Down , ma mentre fanno affidamento su ritornelli accattivanti e bridges commoventi, non rinunciano a un rock spinto e severo. Un bizzarro boogie spaziale ( Spacehog ) e un punk pop epilettico e oltraggioso ( Space Is The Place ) sollevano la band dalle fogne del britglam che il cantante Royston Langdon preferisce. The Chinese Album (Sire, 1998) si lascia andare troppe volte ad imitazioni di Bowie ( Mungo City , Captain Freeman ) e raramente rende onore al vigore del debutto. Carry On , Skylark e One Of These Days non fanno altro che mostrare i difetti del loro suono pop derivativo.

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