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De La Cruz, 'Back to the 80s'

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments16 Comments

Holy crap! Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Just get thee to the De La Cruz website and download the band's self-titled debut album. This is like a modern Def Leppard people - you know, if it was still 1987 or something.

Australia's own  De La Cruz has a ton of potential and could really go a long way in our cause to bring back glam. Seriously. Check them out below. Maybe if enough of us download the EP and create enough buzz, the band will get signed.


Reader Comments (16)

Now we're talkin'!

Bring Back Glam!
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I've been spinning this one for awhile now.... Pretty good but stuff.

Here is one that slipped under the radar a couple of years ago that you all may like.. This band release a great disc a couple years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMUFvG3es0
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
That is a must have!!!
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Thanks Ally! Great song,cool vibe! Rock - It. That song kicks ass! I can always rely on you folks around here to turn this old dog onto new tricks,and I appreciate it,believe me. Gives me hope that there is still young bands out there willing to carry the torch!
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Just another wannabe band who deserve nothing! Be honest....
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFish
They may be a wannabe,but at least they wanna be. They could be if we help them be.

Fun song Ally. thanks for sharing.
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
Exactly Brian. Are they "borrowing" from the past? Absolutely. But the 80's "borrowed" from the 70's and 60's'who borrowed from the 50's.And they ALL basically ripped off the Delta Bluesmen from the early part of the 20th century.There are 7 major chords/Keys. They've all been done to death a million times over......8>)
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Wow. fun stuff!
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
man, and here, I thought that you were just gonna sit back and take notes....
April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
They can't play!!
April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFish
Yeah, Fish? Remember, it's not how good you play, it's what you play. That's Rock & Roll! Technical proficiency ain't nothin' if the music yer playin' suxx and this ROXX!
April 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm always playin' the music. hell, some might say I walk a tightrope between being the ice cream man and telling the world to stay frosty
April 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Hmm, I have mixed emotions about this song. It's not bad to listen to, but it sounds so much like Def Lep that I'm wondering what's the point? There's a difference between borrowing and outright mimicry.

That said, maybe their sound will become more original as they progress. the band '77, which Metalboy knows I love, sounded exactly like Bon scott era ACDC on their first album. Now, although they still have a similar vibe, they've found a way to develop their own sound without losing that feel. Hopefully De La Cruz will follow that same path and find their own voice.
April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Bob! You turned me onto '77 a couple of years ago, and for that I am forever thankful.
April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Check 'em out, Rockerz!
April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Update: just watched this again like 3x. So frickin' cool these Aussie kidz are out ROCKIN' THE GLAM!

p.s. Fish! WTF, again! Check out the YouTube of the guitarist covering Dokken's "In My Dreams" and you tell me if the kid still can't play!
April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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