Monday, March 14, 2016

The Nomads - Demolicion!

Sweden's Nomads are a legendary garage/ punk /rock'n'roll band that started in the early/mid 80's and continue on to this day and this live recording from Madrid in 2014 shows that they haven't lost any steam in the ensuing years!

When they started, they covered plenty of 60's garage numbers, but still had some fantastic originals such as "Where the Wolf Bane Blooms" that appears on this release. Since then, they have put out innumerable records and so have a large repertoire of originals to choose from. I haven't been keeping up with all of their latest albums so I was not familiar with all of these songs, but they are all strong bursts of melodically catchy punk'n'roll with singer Nick in top form and lead guitarist Hans still screamin' the strings with the best of them!

While most of this set is fast'n'furious, they also show their moody side with the slower, tremelo'd guitar-driven "The Bad Times Will Do Me Good", but smoke it out with the fabulous "Knowledge Comes With Death's Release" and the new-ish "Don't Kill the Messenger", along with the rest of the show. The closer, "Lowdown Shakin' Chills" blows it all out of the water and surely knocked the audience for a loop!

These cats influenced the entire Norway/Sweden/Scandinavia scene (Hellacopters, Gluecifer, Turbonegro, Hives, Strypes, to name a few), as well legions of garage'n'roll bands around the world. Still setting' 'em on fire wherever they go - everything they do is worth having! This is a limited release that a friend was kind enough to copy for me, so grab it if ya find it!