It is highly likely that The Last Vegas will always be known as the “Make Rock History” band. Over the past few months, The Last Vegas won the Make Rock History contest, toured with Motley Crue and just released a new album. Whatever Gets You Off is a very strong modern rock effort, packed with just enough arena-rock vibe to lump the band into the Glam category.
The first half of the album is packed with songs that could all be radio hits. “Whatever Gets You Off” and “I’m Bad” are exceptionally excellent, featuring big sing-along-choruses. “I’m Bad” tries to be dangerous, but it’s really all just dirty fun.
The Last Vegas are not strangers to the recording process. Before the band signed with Eleven Seven, they’d released several independent records, honing their songwriting abilities. All those self-financed albums paid off, because Whatever Gets You Off is well worth the ten bucks it would cost you for a legal download of the record.
Unlike modern contemporaries that need not be named, The Last Vegas possess a certain special quality that gives them a gritty, solid appeal. No, this isn’t Bob Dylan and protest music for the masses, but Whatever Gets You Off is a great party record you can play for your friends without shame. Every song is good – you don’t need to skip forward or back. You can’t say that about many albums these days, but The Last Vegas have managed to create an album with literally no filler. There are screechy guitar solos, great lyrics and the typical rock n’ roll themes. Above it all, there is a sense that The Last Vegas know exactly what they are doing – and that they’ve been on this path to superstardom since day one. Since every song is excellent on Whatever Gets You Off, it’s easy to discern that there’s definitely a method to the madness here: The Last Vegas definitely know how to play the game. If the name of the game is Glam, so be it.
Buy this record.