The Shazam Album Review


Duh: Right away in "Let's Away," you know the Shazam hears the Move's grass grow. Second track "Oh No" starts up with Cheap Trick, but then this Tennessee trio hits a peculiar stride. Sure, "Hooray for Me" gives a Sweet wink, and the rockin' "Rollercoaster" comes down helter-skelter, but the boys also run off into the Greenberry Woods to conjure the real hot Not Lame stable (where the Shazam now resides). The Shazam even plays "Deep Low" with the Outfield's "Nervous Alibi." And so it goes, vacillating between Brits and Yanks, pillaging all the powerful pop deposited between, whist attempting personal panache. Acknowledging the 70's, this black slab tries several styles, but things really swing when the band slams the hammer down. Thus, though its debut is late for the revolution, the Shazam gives good rock and should venture out to some interesting places.

-STONE, Cheap Trash NYC
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