Babylon Shakes – Exile To The Velveteen Lounge (Review)

Babylon Shakes - Exile To The Velveteen Lounge (Review)


Babylon Shakes debut full length album, Exile To The Velveteen Lounge is every sleaze rock loving fan’s wet dream.  Mixing elements of classic rock bands like Aerosmith, Hanoi Rocks and Faster Pussycat, the band roars onto the scene with an incredible rock n’ roll, trash alley sensibility that’s been missing for quite some time.  The opening song “Making A Million” is an instant classic about trying to make it in the record industry. The whole album is a foot stomping good time filled with tons of swagger and great blue-based hard rock.  “Silver Tongue Devil” is one of my favorites, leaving with a fever for “more cowbell”! This is the great kind of music that I spent my teenage years listening to and it certainly brings back a lot of memories of the Sunset Strip years.  Yes, this definitely reminds of the era that spawned bands like Guns N’ Roses, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, Motley Crue and more.  If you’re a fan of the genre or any of those bands, you owe it to yourself to check out Babylon Shakes. Here’s hoping for more great music by these guys in the future.  If their first album is any indication of what they are capable of, the future looks bright for Babylon Shakes!

Artist: Babylon Shakes
Album: Exile To The Velveteen Lounge
Genre: Sleaze Rock / Hair Metal
Label: HighVolMusic
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

Track Listing:

Making a Million
Sunset Striptease
Sin Parade
No Pictures Please
Velveteen Libertine
Silver Tongue Devil
Die Pretty
Star In Your Eyes
Motel Lights

Band Members:

Chris Clark- guitar/vocals
Gary Jordan-Guitar/vocals
David Elmore-bass
Jeff “Morty” Mortimer- drums/vocals

Babylon Shakes - Exile To The Velveteen Lounge (Review)

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