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Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy – Songs from the Garage – CD Review

Written by John Deaux

A few of you will recognise the name Jim Breuer for being a comedian with a real love of everything metal. His Metallica & AC/DC parodies made him a household name in the US & of course in the metal community. He’s a legend in his own lunchbox everywhere else.

What a lot of you wont know about Jim is that he actually does have a great band & features none other than Rob Caggiano (Anthrax) – Guitar. The album even has a guest appearance from the myth & the legend that is BRIAN JOHNSON.

This album is the canines dangly bits. Yes the album is comedic, ‘Be A Dick 2 Nite’ is a favourite, but there’s some great moments underneath the comedy that’s truly autobiographical.  Especially with songs like ‘Raising Teenage Girls’, ‘My Rock n Roll Dream’ & Family Warrior, which deal with his kids, his job & how he balances family life.

If you’ve witnessed Bruers stand up & his musical parodies then you’ll know that this guy can truly wail.
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Caggianos solos on this album are outstanding with some real hair on the back of the neck moments.

Vigliotti & Tichy who are part of Jim’s podcasts do a fabulous job of locking in the solid meteorite style rock rock beats.

There’s every classic genre of metal music taste catered for. From ‘Who’s Better Than Us’ which has a tinge of hairspray to it, ‘Sugar Rush’ which is pure power metal & of course the opening track ‘Thrash’ which is exactly what it does on the tin.

Breuer says: “Going into the record, the music had to be killer and have great hooks — that was most important — and I wanted to balance that with something that’s funny. I wanted to bring the smile back to hard rock that has a nice punch to it.” & it has that in abundance.

Musically, this album is just brilliant. Lyrically, its genius.

It’s totally relatable for all ages.

For fans of all METAL, ROCK ‘n’ ROLL & everything in-between.

Released via Metal Blade: 27 May 2016

Track List:01. Thrash
02. Raising Teenage Girls
03. Old School
04. Be a D**k 2nite
05. My Rock n Roll Dream *
06. Mr. Rock n Roll *
07. Who’s Better Than Us?!
08. Family Warrior
09. Sugar Rush
10. Wannabe
11. The Unexplained
* Vocals by Brian Johnson (AC/DC)

 Jim Breuer and The Loud & Rowdy line-up:
Jim Breuer – Vocals 
Rob Caggiano – Guitar 
Joe Vigliotti – Bass 
Mike Tichy – Drums

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About the author

John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

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