This is the debut album from Nashville based Glam boys The Blam Blams, and for a band so young, they display a real maturity in terms of both the song writing and performance.
Written by: Explorer
ARTIST: The Blam Blams
ALBUM: Opening Night
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
LINEUP: Brad Owens – keyboards, vocals * David Estes – guitars, vocals * Rob Stewart – bass, vocals * Christian Northover – drums
TRACK LISTING: 01 Opening Night * 02 Overture * 03 Blue Fire * 04 Isabella * 05 Out of Words * 06 A Curious Intermission * 07 Throwaway Lines * 08 A Strange Interlude * 09 In Case You Forgot * 10 Arc Light City * 11 He Said * 12 You Got the Drop On Me * 13 The Show’s Over
This is the debut album from Nashville based Glam boys The Blam Blams, and unlike Hammered Satin, these lads pursue their glam leanings with a more ‘Art House’ feel to their music. I’m thinking Queen, David Bowie, Be Bop Deluxe etc here.
This is an ambitious concept album based around the fictitious ‘Sydney Fabel and the Galactic Theatre Company’. This could have quite easily fallen flat on its face, but it works perfectly.
The sheer depth in the material on show from The Blam Blams is quite staggering and for a band so young, they display a real maturity in terms of both the song writing and performance, which maybe I’ve not encountered since the precocious boys in Queen made their debut way back in 1973.
Praise indeed, but The Blam Blams and this album fully deserves it. There’s a couple of videos below so you see what they are all about. Give it a shot.
Arc Light City