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This album is as bad as its name.

After seeing the cover of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Must Be Destroyed’ by Canadian Flash Bastard, there were only two thoughts on my mind – what a crap cover, and who the hell are Flash Bastard? Later on another thought appeared – what a band name. And so, when I listened to this record, I wasn’t expecting anything better.

What fantastic reviews this album gets! “Pure awesomeness”, “great record”, “must hear”, and so on and on it goes. Other things are mentioned too, such as the band being in a movie ‘Hard Core Logo’ (Never heard of it? Me neither!) and catching the attention of no smaller music business fish than Nikki Sixx, all this followed by a contract with Sixx’s label and a tour with Mötley Crüe and Scorpions in 2000 during which this album was recorded.

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Wait! What?! 2000?!. During the above mentioned tour Flash Bastard were showing their bastardy behaviour, annoying the shit out of Scorpions to the point of them demanding the Flash Bastard’s prompt departure, or Scorpions would leave. And so the band that raised crowds and caused riots was dropped off this tour, and also off Americoma/BMG label. Hence the album was never released. Until 2012.

And it would be better off shelved than being allowed the public ear. Because it’s rubbish. There! I’ve said it. This album is as bad as its name. It’s not the 70s so why do bands that recycle same old “same olds” even get finances to publish songs that scream: “BEEN THERE, HEARD THAT?” Sex Pistols and New York Dolls may cry. Glam punk is dead. Don’t try to revive it, it’s not worth it.

It’s a 14 tracks record – really an unnecessary amount to suffer. Thank you… but. No.

Nage Drake

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