HistoryThe band exploded unto the scene in 2001 with Dani and Swaint as founders and issued its debut in 2005 through Smildon Records. Doin’ You Nasty was issued in 2006. Only two years later was it out in North America through Locomotive Records. Daniel Redfox joined Lucy Seven.
BABYLON BOMBS - DOIN’ YOU NASTY - SMILDON/LOCOMOTIVE
These Swedish guys can do me nasty anytime (especially the long-haired singer Dani)! Can you believe it took me two years to get this album? While it has been out over in Europe since 2006 it is only now that the hard rock gods have deemed it necessary to send the album over to my house. And boy does it rock. First, there was Bangkok Babes, then there was Crashdiet, then Danger and now we get Babylon Bombs from Sweden. Time to move to Sweden? Perhaps, even if it is just to see these guys live because if the record so embodies the spirit of good-time hard rock then the band’s shows just have to be the bomb!
As rocking as every song on the record is, the album truly explodes on its second half. Never copying directly, it is easy to predict that every fan of Hanoi Rocks, Guns 'N Roses, Faster Pussycat, The London Quireboys or The Donnas that hears this will want more. A couple of riffs here are as good as any Cinderella banged out back in the day. A prime example is the upbeat Starstruck. There is no turning back from there. Drop The Bomb is catchy and untamed. Gotta Move on is red hot. Proud is gloomy blue. White Trash Beauty has that big chorus and kick ass guitars and the album ends with Moonshine Beat, which has a rockabilly sound to it.
Boy, oh boy, the '80s are back updated, reinvigorated and ready to pump you up. It is up to us fans to keep it going. MTV can now put a sock in it. - Sheila Wes Det