Lesion Fantasy Dance Party
Saturday, December 6, 2003 @ 6:12 PM
All killer, no filler -- some highlights include:
“Girls Night Out,” a battle-cry for boozy, happy-hour sluts on the prowl for men,
that starts fast, (“Four foxy secretaries with their hair teased-out and their StarTacs totally charged..”), whips along to the lead singer’s winning Rob Halford impression on the chorus, (“Go! Go! GO! Girls Night Out!”), and features a guitar-break that has the girls drunkenly discussing their bar tab. Maybe not the fist-pumping junk on Nu-Metal rock-radio, but it’s fucking funny and fun to sing along to.
“I’m In The Industry,” their unbelievably catchy bass-driven “pop-song,” a damning first-person confession of a Major-Label A&R Rep who signs all the crappy bands…
“Wrought Iron,” a metaller about a metal girl, is dipped in a murky Sabbath groove.
“We Have Ways of Making You Talk,” the closer on the record: it sounds A LOT like Gene Simmons singing for Rancid. Should’ve been called, “We Have Ways of Making You Rock…” Awesome.
Lesion is a great live act that never disappoints: rock music for rock people who have a good sense of humor about rock-culture. They have finally managed to capture the
music-side of their shows with “FDP.” If you can’t see ‘em live -- check out their music and rock along with Lesion. You can download some of their music from their website --which explains a lot -- and even offers some of their earlier songs, including the live staple, “You’re Gay! (-But Not Like Homo)” and a rocked-up cover of “Heat-Miser” from The Year Without A Santa Claus…
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New York City’s “faux-German” punk-metal Devil-rockers return this year with more wry lyrics and crunchy-riff-laden music of their infamous shows in the Tri-State area that have almost, made them a household name… think “Turbonegro” meets “The Monkees” at the crossroads of “Metal Shop.” Lesion’s NYC shows are something beyond a spectacle: part TV-show about four drug-addled rock-stars who are constantly fighting their record company and part high-energy rock and roll with a nod to “camp.” Like The Upper Crust, from Boston, Lesion has an act and theme to accompany their music: but while The Upper Crust ape AC/DC in powdered-wigs and spats, Lesion’s music is across the board, and maybe a little harder to peg at first. Somewhere between early Judas Priest and the poppier songs of The Jam: Lesion, on their third record, showcase the music to the live “show” that proves that these four, uh, “Germans,”
do in fact, know how to rock… and not just for Satan!
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