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V8 Wankers - 'Got Beer?' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ac/0a/35/v8-wankers-got-beer-79-1374797795.jpg Hot

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Goes down like a cold beer on a hot day.

Interestingly, this album has been available to me for some time now, but I avoided it because of the band name, which gave a very heavy hint that I wouldn't like what was inside. Well, it's time to trot out the old proverb about not judging books (or albums) by their covers, as 'Got Beer?' is a very entertaining album indeed.

Hailing from Germany, V8 Wankers have produced seven albums including this one, and I doubt that in that time they've strayed much from their formula. Basically, they play upbeat punky rock and roll, like Motörhead crossed with Airbourne whilst having several beers with The Misfits. There's short, catchy guitar solos all over the place with most tracks coming in at under three and a half minutes. It's all very fast and furious, although they do let up a little with 'Drowned In Tears', which at five minutes must count as an epic for these guys. It's certainly a good track, allowing vocalist Lutz Vegas to show that he's not just a one note singer. Elsewhere it's business as usual, and there's songs about beer and women all over the place.

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There's nothing remotely new here, and, like a retarded dwarf, it's neither big nor clever. However, it's the sort of infectious stuff that you just chuck on and enjoy without thinking too much.

Very hard to dislike, 'Got Beer?' goes down like a cold beer on a hot day.

Alan Holloway

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