Michael Monroe – One Man Gang

When Finish rockers Hanoi Rocks split up for the second time back in 2009, lead singer Michael Monroe – Matti Fagerholm to his family – wasted no time in getting a new band together. Together with guitarists Ginger (The Wildhearts) and Steve Conti, bassist Sami Yaffa (who was Monroe’s Hanoi Rocks band-mate back in the 80’s) and drummer Karl Rockfist (his passport says Rosquist, though), they released the great album Sensory Overdrive in 2011 – his finest effort to date, in my humble opinion – and toured their tiny asses off to support it. But Ginger and Monroe didn’t see eye to eye and Ginger split and with him he took a million hooks, gluey pop-melodies and shitloads of hit-potential. His replacement, Backyard Babies and Hellacopters man Dregen also knows how to write that and therefore the follow-up, 2013’s Horns And Halos became another really good record – albeit not as even and strong as its predecessor.

Read the review

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.