We have a few supporters of The Godz here at Glory Daze, their 1978 debut is a classic in its own right, however, I don’t think the same plaudits will be flowing for this second effort ‘Nothing Is Sacred’, which I would rate it as one of the worst follow-up records in all of hard rock.
Written by: gdmonline
ARTIST: The Godz
ALBUM: Nothing Is Sacred
LABEL: RCA, Casablanca
SERIAL: XL 13072, NBLP7134
CD REISSUE: Discogs Reissue List
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
LINEUP: Eric Moore – vocals, bass * Bob Hill – guitar, keyboards, vocals * Mark Chatfield – guitars, vocals * Glen Cataline – drums, vocals
TRACK LISTING: 01 Gotta Muv * 02 Festyvul Season * 03 Rock Yer Sox Auf * 04 I’ll Bi Yer Luv * 05 Luv Kage * 06 He’s A Fool * 07 714 * 08 Hey Mama * 09 Snakin’ * 10 I Don’t Wanna Go Home
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We have a few supporters of The Godz here at Glory Daze. Their 1978 debut is a classic in its own right, and deservedly got a Rock Candy reissue not long ago. However, I don’t think the same plaudits will be flowing for this their second effort ‘Nothing Is Sacred’. I’m not really quite sure what happened between 1978 and 1979, but whatever went down, it surely affected the quality of the resulting record. I would have to say that ‘Nothing Is Sacred’ would rate as one of the worst follow-up records in all of hard rock. If anyone can think of anything worse, please feel free to drop me a line.
I’m not sure what to make of the opener ‘Gotta Muv’, which sounds like something out of the Sha Na Na back catalogue. Oh dear. Not what I was expecting. The funtime rollicking continues on ‘Festyvul Seasun’, a boogie oriented tune that eeks out some raucous solos. Sort of like a white boys version of Chuck Berry. ‘Rock Yer Sox Auf’ sounds a bit like some alleycat hard rock mixed with some hound dog blues.
‘I’ll Be Yer Luv’ has a slight Rolling Stones vibe, or perhaps The Hounds. What the heck a synth solo is doing in the middle of this song I’ll be buggered if I know. ‘Luv Kage’ is some stomping hard rock more akin with The Godz reputation. The stomping backbeat is prevalent all the way through.
‘He’s A Fool’ is annoyingly simple with the female backing vocals to add some class (or sleaze, whichever way you look at it). The guitars rough up for ‘714’, a sort of heavy handed sound, same too with the vocals, caught somewhere between Ramjam and BTO.
I like the boogie of ‘Hey Mama’ while the rolling drums and swampy rock of ‘Snakin’ are the sort of thing easily found south of the Mason/Dixon line. The Godz plod through a ‘sort-of’ ballad called ‘I Don’t Wanna Go Home’, and come to think of it after listening to this, I DO wanna go home and hide my head.
Putting it mildly, ‘Nothing Is Sacred’ is a pretty poor follow-up to the self-titled debut. Apart from one or two boogie tunes, the album falls flat on its face. It’s like a different band altogether. Best to kick this into touch and move on to the rest of The Godz discography. Err yeah, err hmmm.