Babylon Rockets

Babylon Rockets

by Gemini FiveGemini Five
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"A must have for fans of Backyard Babies, Mötley Crüe, and Hanoi Rocks" states a sticker on the cover of Gemini Five's full-length debut, Babylon Rockets. Unlike Mötley Crüe, though, Gemini Five doesn't posses the singalong, arena-worthy choruses that Sixx and co. possessed on releases like Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil. And comparing Gemini Five to Hanoi Rocks makes no sense whatsoever, beyond that both bands liked eyeliner and lipstick (Hanoi Rocks' recordings were much rawer and punk-based than the sounds here). Interestingly though, there's also an obvious electro-dance vibe throughout most the record, as evidenced by a cover of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" that sounds akin to Placebo (especially singer Tin Star's Brian Molko-esque vocals). Elsewhere you get a hard-edged power ballad ("Hardcore"), and expected hard rockers (the album opening title track, "Poison Envy," etc.). It's an interesting idea to try and merge high energy, pre-Poison/Warrant glam with modern-day sounds, and unlike the bands they list as "comparisons," the lyrics aren't about girls and partying hearty. Maybe Gemini Five have created a new rock sub-genre -- "Thinking Man's Glam." [This release of the album contains bonus video material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
Label: Cleopatra
UPC: 0741157833027
catalogNumber: 8330
Rank: 67441

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gemini Five   Primary Artist
Snoopy   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tin Star   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Slim Pete   Drums,Group Member
Tony Öberg   Background Vocals
Moa Homsten   Vocals
LEO   Vocals
"Hot" Rod Teilmann   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Stock, Aitken & Waterman   Composer
Andy Christell   Composer
Michael Johansson   Inlay Photography
Calle Von Schewen   Executive Producer
Per Eriksson   Composer
Tin Star   Composer
Charlie Granberg   Sleeve Photo
Johan Hargeby   Executive Producer
LEO   Producer
"Hot" Rod Teilmann   Composer
Cruella   Inlay Photography
Klaudia Escudero   Inlay Photography
Patrick Ek   Inlay Photography
Dirty Sixx   Inlay Photography

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