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4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

NotMozart ,

AC/DC + MC5 = Young Heart Attack

First heard these guys at Emo's here in Austin about 5 years ago, right around the time this album came out and was amazed. In this town chock full of country-rock singer/songwriters, it was refreshing to hear a real balls-to-the-wall rock band for once. Their sound is like AC/DC and the MC5 joined forces to give you a swift kick in the a**. They have all the guitar hooks of AC/DC but also the complete pre-punk abandon of the MC5. Hell, "Misty Rowe" is worth the $10 alone. Like the previous reviewers said, there really isn't a bad song on here, some a little better than others, but not a single bad one. If you're looking for some good-time energetic rock n' roll, spend the money, you won't regret it.

truckystiv ,

Love Rock? You'll Love Young Heart Attack

As the main review makes clear, YHA snatch bits from just about every band you can think of...gee is that the phrasing of "Disappear" by INXS I hear copied verbatim on the chorus of "Misty Rowe"...but that should definitely NOT stand in your way in downloading this album. This is great rock n roll and the fact that YHA are so blatant in wearing their influences on their sleeves forces them to deliver the goods. And deliver they do. They rock with abandon and it's such a glorious noise, especially in contrast to the dismal sounds that qualify as "pop music" these days. There's an energy on this album that (at the risk of being accused of hyperbole) reminds me of Led Zep I. There's not a bad track on the album (although El Camino confuses me...every other song is so tight while this seems like a transition track on a prog rock concept album) with the aforementioned "Misty Rowe", "Mouthful of Love" and "To The Teeth" standing out. "Mary Jane" gives a nice hootenany/bluesy break to the rock and roll action while "Starlight" manages to compress every magnificent 70's arena rock moment, The Who to KISS to Boston, into one blast of 21st Century adrenaline. If I have one complaint, the alternating boy-girl vocal delivery gets a little weary after a while. They sing very well together but I look forward to more "solo" tracks in the future. And boy, do YHA have a future!

Limemonkeyx3 ,

This Band Rocks

Heard "Starlight" on the Rock 'n Roll Geek Indie-Cast (great rock podcast) and fell in love. The band is very retro, and rockin'. Can't wait to get the other album.

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