A big thanks to Classic Rock magazine once again for putting me in contact with rock band Bonafide, and their little gem of an album Fill your head with Rock.
As you probably now, CR give away a free CD with every issue of their mag, and every time I find a little pearler or two which make me go out and purchase their album. On this occasion it was the title track to Bonafide’s album which was released on the 28 January this year.
1. Fill your head with Rock – I might be out on a limb here, but I suspect their influences include AC/DC, as the opening track has a very distinct feeling of For those about to rock (we salute you). Not that’s a bad thing. Most certainly not. Fill your head is a very, very good track and a track that certainly takes you back to the glory days of the 70’s. It’s a thunderous start to an album. 9/10.
2. No doubt about it – Great drums, great rift, great vocals. Crumbs he sounds like Brian Johnson. Backing vocals kick in – very DC. Great song, but seems to be lacking a big chorus. 7/10.
3. Kick me out – Now we are talking, this is proper rock and roll. Pontus Snibb’s vocal range is really excelled here. Just found out they are swedish. 8/10.
4. I don’t need a doctor – Again, if you like rock ‘n’ roll, there is nothing to dislike here. The riffs are dirty, the lyrics are intriguing and I believe they have a hidden meaning? Very clever. 7/10.
5. Can’t explain – Now anyone that is planning to cover a classic song by The Who needs to be careful. This could have gone horribly wrong, but it’s not too bad actually. Granted it’s not a patch on the original and it’s very similar to it, but it’s not too bad. 6/10.
6. Nice boys (don’t play rock ‘n’ roll) – Back to form with the final track – a great finale to an all-in-all very good rock and roll album. 8/10
Now if you are missing a bit of 70’s rock then I suggest you go out and give this album a go. They are a bon-a-fide rock group. Check out their website – http://www.bonafiderocks.com/index2.html