BUBBLEGUM SCREW
St. Valentines Day Massacre
Self Released, 2007.
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Osim što ovaj EP ima isti naziv, kao i meni jedan od najdražih EP-ja ikada (a u vlasništvu benda HeadGirl=Motorhead vs. Gi­rlschool), "St Valentines Day Massacre", sadrži isto toliko ubo­jiti rock 'n' roll. Sve četiri pesme koliko ih ima na ovom EP-u, bazirane su na najplemenitijem gitarskom nasleđu, ukrštenom sa primetnom dozom neophodne dekadencije, koja ionako čini srž rock'n'rolla.
Nijedna od prisutnih pesama ne donosi ništa novo, samim tim još manje revolucionar­no, a upravo u tome je snaga ovog diska, da iz već toliko puta prežvakanih formula, be­nd izvuče nešto što ga čini svojim. Bubblegum Screw su u tome potpuno uspeli i otpra­šili (sa nažalos' tehničkom manjkavošću u pogledu snimaka) dvanaest minuta, koji odi­šu nesputanom energijom.
Uvodna "Love Is Inspiration", vrlo lako može da se pripiše i New York Dolls-ima, što po načinu pevanju, što po gruvu, što im po meni donosi prvu od četiri zvezdice. "Feel the Pain" je klasična rock brzačina, na koju se odlično nadovezuje "Practice What You Pre­ach", čiji naslov bend opravdava odličnim live nastupom. Poslednja, ujedno i "najhitični­ja" "Rock 'N' Roll Loser" je jedna od onih klasičnih "kliše" pesama zbog kojih ovakav zvuk i treba da postoji.
To je to, bato! Nema laži, nema prevare, rokačina u izvornom i nesputanom obliku!


Apart from sharing its title with one of my favorite EPs ever (belonging to HeadGirl=Mo­torhead vs Girlschool), "St Valentines Day Massacre" contains the same amount of dea­dly rock'n'roll. All four songs from the EP are based on the noblest of guitar heritage, crossed with a notable dose of that indispensable decadence that represents the esse­nce of rock'n'roll.
None of the songs is introducing anything new or revolutionary, but exactly in that lies the strength of this EP: that they are able to, out of so so many chewed up formulas, produce something that is entirely their own. Bubblegum Screw are successful at that and, despite the misfortune of a technically lacking production, sail through 12 minutes subsumed with unfettered energy.
The opener "Love is Inspiration" could easily be ascribed to the New York Dolls, partly because of the singing style, partly because of the groove that, in my book, takes the first out of five stars."Feel the pain" is a fast, classic rock song, excellently followed by "Practice what you preach", whose title is justified by the band's great live show. The last and at the same time most likely to become a hit, "Rock'n'Roll Loser" is already one of those classic "cliche" songs that validate the existence of the whole genre.
That's it, folks. No lies, no fakery, just great rock'n'roll in it's purest, unfettered form.