Hard-Ons 'Ripper '23' BLUE VINYL
Two years after their near-chart-topping (#4 on the national charts!!) I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken, this veteran Oz rock & roll behemoth hits paydirt again with their 14th studio album. Ripper '23 is 100% Hard-Ons, which means that, like the cheap and nasty TV-advertised '70s hits compilation the album takes its title and cover art inspiration from, it is all over the shop (in a good way), highlighting the group's stylistic versatility. From the punky attack of first single "Apartment For Two" to the big balls riffing of "In Falls Everything", the record is shot through with big hooks and a surging sonic power along with some sweet production touches. New kid/old guy Tim Rogers is front and centre on lead vocal duties, and that gent can really sing, adding some sweet-arsed power-pop melodies to their punk stew. The band is just getting back from a successful European jaunt and will be hitting the road in full support of the release. Come on, let's get this sucker charting!