1) Night Trip|
2) 2 Cool 4 School
3) In My Town
I GIVE POINTS (1 - 5 STAR): 4
At first have to say that this band isn't longer with name Loaded, because
Duff McKagan from Guns N'Roses has copyright for that name and they don't
have decided new one yet. But I use still name Loaded on that text.
Paul Erik Vercouteren was long time drummer on this band and he sent this
tape for me Feb. 2002, but this is already recorded in 1998. Now Paul Erik
is singer and they've got new powerful drummer. Members of the Loaded were
then - 1998 - only 17 years old, except bassist Oystein Lageraaen was 23.
Loaded isn't released new stuff after it (recorded only demos), but done
regulargy gigs, (again) except last year. Next fall (2002) they plan
to enter studio and record full lenght album.
This melodic punkrock EP is also filled by boogie feelings and at first
it's strange to listen, but also it's really cheerful attitude. I'm
sure that songs like Party! works well
in summer festivals, if weather is sunny and you've got lot beer.
Especially Paul Erik is Ramones-fan and he got chance to meet and talk
with Dee Dee at Oslo in March 2001. All members are fans of the Backstreet
Girls, old band from Norway. Backstreet Girls is also influenced lot
Loaded and on this CD special guest is Petter Baarli from BSG. Petter
plays first solo in Night Trip and sang backvocals in Party!
Also Loaded has been support for bands like Dr. Feelgood and at sure
for Backstreet Girls...
All songs are well-matches, but maybe second song 2 Cool 4 School is most
catchy. You can easily pick up Ramones-influences from that EP, but also
from many other bands like KISS. This review is little bit short, but I'm
so busy with my Joey-memory book.