Primadonnaz - Lucky

Knowing I was heading into the sticks this weekend to visit the oldies, I decided to kinda borrow a laptop from work in order to fulfil a promise I made to Mikey Primadonna what seems like centuries ago. This being that I would finally get my ass into gear and review the demo 'Lucky' he sent. So here I am, Sunday afternoon, jamming the CD into the machine, thinking, hell, I need more sleep… but no, a promise is a promise, but hang on… silence… check… yeah, the CD is spinning alas no sound. I pull out the headphones, squirming in case my mum screams at me; still nothing. Plugged them back in and decided to check the in-built volume facility. Aah hahhhh, some one had turned the volume down to zero. A smile raises as I ram the volume switch up to max. and oh my gawd, WHAM!!! my eardrums collapse and burst to the sound of 'Drag Queen'. This is one LOUD Mother F***** recording, so beware folks, you have been prewarned! *Spicey ponders whether she should sue for loss of hearing, or if she should just give Mikey a good kick up the ol' bootie (or arrange for someone a little closer to do it LOL). In light of the fact that I can still hear (just), I will continue…

In their biography, Primadonnaz liken themselves to the 'New York Dolls', 'Kiss', 'L.A. Guns' and 'Fasterpussycat'. I'd openly agree with two of the above and say… a fan would NOT be disappointed however, I am not gonna say which two I agree with, this is for you to figure out and I'm sure you will. But I guess with any band, the hardest thing is to liken yourself to another, afterall, one person will have numerous influences, throw together 4 or 5 and that's one gigantic subway sandwich, a sandwich that once named, critics and fans will make you eat until your dying day.

Bearing this in mind, Mikey stated in an interview with Sunset (http://www.angelfire.com/wa/mycel/primadonnaz.html) that he likes a lot of the British bands. In my opinion, I feel this plays a large inspirational influence both musically and lyrically for Primadonnaz. They hold that raw edge people loved to hate, the question is, in today's music industry, is it enough? Personally having heard this 4-track, I'd say it is. Their limitations aren't bound in razor wire and they appeal to more than one audience, as proven opening for bands such as Anthrax and Tuff. Diversity is the key to today's society and no matter how small the key, if it's there in your hand, the door is also there to be opened.

Let us wish them well; pray that their key size grows and that the sparkly door opens with a warming clarity. Primadonnaz are for sure a band that will continually have my undivided attention and full support. Best of Luck!

by Spice D. Warlock

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