The Drippers – Scandinavian Thunder

9/10

Ok, where do I start. Descriptive description perhaps. This is music I love to listen to but not look like my own stereotype off. The Drippers play music that literally smell like old moped oil. 2 stroke to be precise. They personify the skinny rock dude with all facial hair concentrated to the top lip. Skinny hair growth at that. We are talking denim, we are talking cowboy boots, we are talking getting drunk on 3,5% beer in the woods blasting a (now I guess a Bluetooth speaker) boombox.

But god do I love it. I have to admit Motörhead never got hold of me with their music. I could not tell you why I like this better. I can hear the influence. I just think that this is more appealing to me. “Rollin ‘Aces” is your first stop here to understand what I mean. This is a rip of so obvious in a good way you just must laugh about it.

There is a sod off attitude there combined with more Hellacopters riffs. The groove in the songs are more towards Hellacopters as well. Think “Supershitty to the Max” on speed and we are somewhere in the right state of mind. “Shit Island Showdown” could probably have been on that album.

11 songs spanning below 35 minutes I class as a good half hour plus change of good entertainment. The tempo hardly rests. When it goes down a bit, it makes up for it with a stone cold pissed up drunk attitude. “Deadbeat Groove” reeks of that description.

But when you start the album the dripping way they do with “5 Day Blues (2 Day Boogie) you should maybe understand what you are in for. Riffs, bridge, solos, chorus, energy and presence is all top notch, great opener. And probably not only on record. Nice speedy bastard to start a live set, perhaps?

To rest and get some oxygen at the end I thank you very much, Drippers for letting me finish the year in a real high with your help.

Band: The Drippers
Title: Scandinavian Thunder
Label: The Sign
Date of release: 2021-12-10
Rate: 9/10
Stand Out Track: Racing Down The Dead End
Country of Origin: Sweden
Playing Time: 34:11

The Drippers – Scandinavian Thunder

December 30, 2021

11 songs spanning below 35 minutes I class as a good half hour plus change of good entertainment. The tempo hardly rests. When it goes down a bit, it makes up for it with a stone cold pissed up drunk attitude. “Deadbeat Groove” reeks of that description.

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