Monday, May 2, 2011

Airbourne - Runnin' Wild

Today’s recommendation will definitely help you beat your Monday blues and wake you up like anything, it comes from Warrnambool, Australia by the hard rock band Airbourne.
Started back in 2003 by the brothers Joel and Ryan, they released their first independent eight track EP Ready To Rock in 2004 to some acclaim and then signed up a deal with Capitol Records. In 2006 they moved to the United States to work on their first international studio album Runnin’ Wild, since then they have changed record deals, appeared on Guitar Hero and done a ton of live shows.
The song that I’m recommending today is the title track from their second album Runnin’ Wild, an all out hard rock number with loud vocals, a lot of screaming, thrashing guitars and similarities to the greatest hard rock act of all time AC/DC and this one thing has been following them throughout their career, they have been accused of being a copy of AC/DC and this is what they have to say about it
"Whoever you are when you come out, especially if you’re from Australia and you sound like we do, you’re going to get compared to anyone who is out there. It doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to get compared to somebody. To be compared to the best rock and roll band in the business, who are still going today and are about to release another album, there is no higher compliment..."
            I found this comment on youtube which totally echoes my feelings about this band so I’m just gonna let that anonymous person speak for me
            “AC/DC rip off or not...This is what rock music is all about. Loud rocking guitars, slamming groove drums, a bouncing bass line and a front man shouting/screaming ‘til his lungs pop. F**k all this horseshit "safe"rock music that gets all the attention these days. I want my rock raunchy, sweaty and beer soaked”
            ... and I say Amen to that, and oh by the way Lemmy (Motörhead) did a guest appearance in the video, here’s the song

If you like this song you can get it from the link below
Runnin' Wild - Runnin' Wild
If you like to know more about them, here’s the link to their Wikipedia page
Here’s a live performance from the 2008 Wacken Open Air festival, just goes to show that these guys are no rip offs, they are the real deal

Here they are live @ Jimmy Kimmel

Still wanna know more about them, here’s the link to their official website

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