Want some sleazy Glam? Look no further than Sweden's Leaded Fuel (cute name, eh?).
The Stockholm-based band wear Glam roots on their collective sleeves: they are proud of their work and cite Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Guns n' Roses, RATT, Alice Cooper and more as influences. I can hear each of these legendary Glam acts in Leaded Fuel's debut album Inhale and Get Pale.
So just who are Leaded Fuel? Well, naturally each member has a cute stage name: Liz Lascivious (vocals), John Priest (guitar), Dallas Chrome (guitar), Andy Jones (bass) and Iron Kongo (drums).
I've got to interrupt this introduction and review for a second. Iron Kongo?!? Seriously? How much pot do you have to smoke to think up Iron Kongo as a stage name? Crazy stuff right there. I like to think I'm on the creative side, but I'd never in a million years rename myself Iron Kongo. I digress.
So, Inhale and Get Pale has some good tracks. Here's the entire list:
Dirty Bitch Boogie
Max Rear Traction
Yeah! You Bother Me
Rip It Up
The Way We Are
I really like "Yeah! You Bother Me" and "Rip It Up." The latter really sounds like early Faster Pussycat. In fact, Liz Lascivious sort of has a Taime Downe quality about his voice. I think you'll agree all good sleaze comes with a little whine. I swear, this is just reason 9,876 that I need to holiday in Sweden. Me, some good Glam, Ikea and lingonberry jam. Good times.
Photo credit: Leaded Fuel official Myspace.