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jhiejhie I don't really have a fav song because this album is complete a ROLLER!!! The Ltd green vinyl from Alien Snatch sounds and looks AWESOME!!! One of my all time fav albums!! SUPPORT THAT BAND FROM ITA Favorite track: When You´ll Be Mine.
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Evelyn 04:14
Disappear 02:47
Memories 02:29
Sue 03:20




released March 20, 2018

"Alone and Alright" is the second LP of LAME on ALIEN SNATCH! RECORDS and follows up two 12" Singles. Ten songs recorded by Massimiliano Moccia (MOVIE STAR JUNKIES) and masterd by Tim Warren (CRYPT) with an exclusive artwork by french illustrator Marie Pierre Brunel.
LAME is outstanding Colombian drum girl and chanteuse galore Maria Mallol Moya and man-between-many-dimensions Stefano Isaia (vocals, guitar, MOVIE STAR JUNKIES) and Massimo Scocca (guitar, CAVE DOGS and and 90´s Italian garage punk pioneers TWO BO´s MANIAC). They drag us deeper and deeper into their forest of darkness, when the needle drop on the record it´s a drug binge loop of bloodloss and pumping veins. Death cult garage post-punk with poisoned easy-listening harmonies and life prolonging rhythms evoking unseen roads through swamp rock winter nights. Stomp to their blues, beware the quicksand and pop swirls of hysteria right next. This should be the soundtrack of an upcoming, last TRUE DETECTIVE series in devastated neo-noir setup. Watch LAME all-over the place - at least Europe! They love the stage for real.

RAZORCAKE.ORG (USA) #106 OCT 2018 Raw, dark, garagey post-punk, filtered through the lens of X. Infectious songs with beautiful harmonies melded to dissonant, dirty, driving rock’n’roll. These Italians bring something unique to the very crowded garage rock table (CW)

jukebox86.wordpress.com BEAT IN MY BONES Back in 2015 I wrote about a band from Torino. I obviously praised them a ridiculous amount, and now I get to do it all over again by writing about their most recent release. It came out in March, so I’m a few months late on this. LAME are just an exceptional band, and they really show this on Alone And Alright. A pretty cool name for a record, right? It’s a great record to listen to on your own without letting anything interrupt you. This is a real loud record that has everything you’d want from your favourite band. It’s made up of songs that’ll make you want to break stuff, you’ll want to throw your body around and in no time, you’ll be singing the words as if your life depends on it. The record starts with the brilliant Evelyn. The song has tones of 60s girl groups in the harmonies but it’s got this wild guitar that just kicks off and doesn’t stop until you get to the end of the 10 track record. From listening to the record a couple of times, it’s pretty safe to say that this is the best way to start the record. Every single song is fantastic, but this is the one that really sets the mood of the record. We are then blasted right into Deep In The Barn, which just makes you stop what you’re doing. It’ll stop you because it is such a great song. I love this record, every damn song is out of this world. What I am obsessed with about this record is that it just makes you want to ditch your responsibilities, and move to Italy. As an Italian (a bit more than half Italian so I can say this) I want to do this anyway. There are so many amazing bands in Italy right now, and LAME are most certainly up there with the greats. Italians sure know how to do Garage Rock and take it to where it should be. Alone And Alright is a record that you can easily become obsessed with. The way it just takes you on this exceptional trip into what you thought you were going to get from this record to what you actually get from this record, well, it just blows my mind. I’ve heard a lot of phenomenal records this year, but this one is probably my favourite in terms of how the songs really take you over and the way it has all come together, you know? This is only their second record but my god it sounds like a band who are well into their career, and this could easily be record number 5 or 6. It’s got something about it that’ll keep you going back to it. Disappear is at the moment, my favourite. I love how haunting it is and how powerful the vocals are. This is the one I’d play louder than the others- it’s got something about it that just makes you want to keep playing it obnoxiously loud. I’m listening to it pretty loud right now with headphones because my housemate’s dog is snoring. Loudly. He looks super peaceful and cute, so I don’t mind. Memories is another strong song on the record, and I just love how it is a continuous flow of brilliant songs. There are truly no fillers on this record, it’s made up of 10 songs that you won’t be able to get enough of. You’ll want more and more, but all you can do is hit repeat. I love how heavy the songs are and even when it is slightly tame, there is still this mind-blowing heaviness to the song. You’ll pick up on this on the song, When You’ll Be Mine. This is a close favourite. Oh fuck it. I’ve changed my mind. This one is now my favourite. It’s a heavy song with this gigantic guitar and bass that echoes over the drums. The way it is done just makes me want to only listen to this song for the rest of time. It is seriously, seriously a bloody great song. I could probably write an essay on why this is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard. Maria’s vocals on this are insane. I wish I could sing like her. Stefano and Maria’s vocals together are just perfect, it’s meant to be. The way they fit is just honestly, perfect. Then you’ve got the wonderful Massimo constantly giving off this blistering guitar sound that just stops you in your tracks. How the hell can someone play like this?! All three of them are just exceptional at what they do, and really it is a crime that they are not selling out arenas or having an international holiday named after them- something that big. They deserve it. I just absolutely love them, and this record is a real beauty. I’ve gone on a bit, I know but this is a truly phenomenal record that has no dull moments and you’ll be longing for more. Even in your sleep you’ll be dreaming about this record. I know I will.

KALPORZ.com Avete presente quella sensazione della puntina che si infrange su un disco del quale avevate soltanto sentire parlare e i primi accordi vi fanno sobbalzare dalla sedia lasciandovi increduli per quello che avete fra le mani? No? Ok. Facciamo un altro gioco. Se vi dicessero di poter far parte di una band, il 99% di voi (noi) cosa risponderebbe? Io forse non faccio molto testo, perché per anni avrei voluto essere parte dei Dead Moon, ma son problemi miei. Voi rispondereste quello che è giusto rispondere. Io oggi (pace all’anima di Fred Cole) risponderei LAME. Senza esitare. Senza fiatare. Mi immolerei per la causa che questo trio (Stefano Isaia dei Movie Star Junkies, la colombiana Maria Mallol Moya, batterista e voce – urla e poesia di crampsiana memoria – e Massimo Scocca ex Cave Dogs e Two Bo’s Maniacs ) sta portando avanti con passione ed arriva al secondo lavoro “Alone and Alright”. La missione quale sarebbe direte voi? Semplice. Ricordare a tutti che il rock’n’ roll è “anche” una forma d’arte. Che ha delle radici. Che non si è mai spostato di una virgola nelle intenzioni ma che ha cercato di inglobare sempre quello che gli si è piazzato dinnanzi. Scalciando a volte, per ottenere visibilità, credibilità, ringhiando, sbraitando, pensando, suonando. Un basso che pulsa, una batteria che chiede il permesso, una doppia voce che introduce “Evelyn”. Il disco si apre chiamando in causa Nick Cave, i Cramps, il blues e il punk più intelligente. Si potrebbe chiedere di più? La New Wave imbastardita dalle praterie australiane di “Deep in the Barn”, i Gories che provano a rallentare “When you’ll be mine”, Iggy Pop che se ne fotte di essere Iggy in “Alone and Alright” e il bellissimo country-blues di “Sue” dicono di no. Dicono che questi pezzi sono stati fatti per restare. Poi ci penso bene e per i The Tunas (2012) ebbi lo stesso entusiasmo, la stessa enfasi. I Tunas credo si siano sciolti, però riascoltando il disco oggi mi faccio coraggio. Il rock’n’roll è per tutti. Solo che tutti sono coinvolti in altro.

ox-fanzine.com #138 June 2018 Der stürmisch-melancholische, holistische Doomsday-Sound von LAME, der sich aus Versatzstücken von LOST SOUNDS und CRAMPS, HENTCHMEN und MOVIE STAR JUNKIES et al. rekrutiert, ist von einer nahezu fi lmischen Qualität, kann mit seiner narrativen Kraft aus Sound und Lyrics fast schon die Ebene des Visuellen beschreiten. Die angesteuerten Soundscapes sind retrofuturistisch, vergleichbar mit dem okkulten Gedröhne von LA SECTE DU FUTUR, in der Umsetzung zwar weniger frickelig, aber nichtsdestoweniger nuanciert und und mit grellem Spotlight gerichtet auf die hintersten Ecken eines wohlsortierten Garage-Plattenschranks, ohne dabei einen ätzenden Rekurs auf abgenudelte Genre- Gemeinplätze zu nehmen. Stellenweise sind LAME auch fordernd, gehen mit schrotflintigen Noise-Breitseiten auf die Ketten, aber hört man genauer hin, merkt man, dass jeder Song mit exaltierten Feinheiten gespickt ist, die sich mit jedem weiterem Durchlauf erst nach und nach offenbaren. Kein Garage-Standard der 1-2-3-4-Trümmerdirektive, sondern ausgefeilter Silk-Pop für Depressive und solche, die es werden wollen, mitsamt der nötigen Repertoirekenntnisse und des musikalischen Rüstzeugs, um der Wirkung diesesAlbums Nachhall zu verleihen.(MB)

IYEZINE.COM (IT) SEP 2018 Nonostante sia notte fonda non riesco a dormire. Continuo a rigirarmi sul divano, da troppo tempo non conosco la comodità di un letto vero e proprio, in preda al caldo umido di questa nottata di inizio luglio. Il mio cuore è a pezzi come un bicchiere sfuggito accidentalmente dalle mani in preda a ricordi di un passato ancora drammaticamente troppo vicino. Ho letto quasi duecento pagine del Dizionario dei film italiani stracult di Marco Giusti immaginando scene da pellicole dai titoli eccentrici e spesso improponibili ma non c’è stato nulla da fare gli occhi restano aperti ed il meritato momento del sonno resta una chimera. Decido di mettere su un disco attento a regolare la manopola del volume su livelli ragionevoli e commisurati all’orario. La scelta cade sul nuovo album dei Lame, è la seconda volta che lo ascolto, e mi si apre un mondo. Ci sono espressioni abusate e che troppo spesso possono suonare retoriche e abusate tipo “il rock’n’roll mi ha salvato la vita”, ma vi giuro che in un momento di tale sconforto ascoltare un disco così bello ti fa pensare che arrivare al giorno successivo possa avere uno straccio di senso. Il sound della band è figlio di quanto di più bello la storia più limacciosa e meno rassicurante della nostra musica abbia tramandato a posteri dalle spalle larghe e dalla spiccate sensibilità; vengono in mente nomi quali Cramps, Gun Club, Oblivians e Cheater Slicks tanto per fare qualche nome “pesante”. Ma immergiamoci in questo Alone And Alright che si apre con l’invocazione disperata di Evelyn nella quale un coro accattivante ed ossessivo rende il tutto sinistramente pop, seguono i ritmi più wave, o post punk se preferite, di Deep In The Barn che mi ha ricordato i grandissimi Deadbolt (se non li conoscete colmate subito questa lacuna) e la furibonda Memories che richiama alla mente il meglio del catalogo Crypt. Si gira lato e si ricomincia con il parossismo di Ice Cold Judah con lo splendido uso della lingua spagnola fatto dalla batterista colombiana Maria ed il riff stoogesiano che caratterizza il pezzo che da il titolo all’album. I restanti quattro brani che non ho citato, giusto per non appesantire la lettura, sono “soltanto” splendidi. Come scrivevo su di un mio recente post su facebook assistendo ad un concerto dei Lame ho visto il passato il presente ed il futuro del rock’n’roll e mi è piaciuto davvero tanto, chi non lo fa non sa che si perde. (9/10)


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