Rock & Roll Is Dead

Rock & Roll Is Dead

by The HellacoptersThe Hellacopters

CD(Swedish Import)

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Just why would an album be titled Rock & Roll Is Dead when the contents within are good old-fashioned rock & roll? Undoubtedly, it's because one of Sweden's most popular rock acts, the Hellacopters, is displeased with the state of rock music. So it would be a highly logical guess that the title is aimed at all the homogenized rock acts running amok on the charts. While most "retro rockers" have no problem replicating the sonics of yesteryear, it's when it comes to penning memorable tracks like their heroes that they usually run into a stumbling block. But the Hellacopters are one of the exceptions -- as evidenced here by such standouts as "Monkeyboy," the very Stonesy "Leave It Alone," and "Murder on My Mind." And as with most modern-day garage revivalists, the Hellacopters can't resist slipping in a few "bash and wail" numbers as well ("Bring It on Home," "Put Out the Fire," etc.). For those seeking garage rock patterned after late-'60s rock & roll (MC5, the Stooges, a dash of the Stones, and the Amboy Dukes), Rock & Roll Is Dead may just be your choice album of 2006 -- although it was issued a year earlier in the Hellacopters' homeland.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602498712382
catalogNumber: 9871238
Rank: 43691

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hellacopters   Primary Artist
Nicke Andersson   Track Performer
Mattias Bärjed   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Chips Kiesbye   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Robert Dahlqvist   Track Performer
Johan Bååth   Hand Clapping,Guest Appearance
Clarisse Muvemba   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kenny Håkansson   Track Performer
Linn Segolson   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Nicke Andersson   Cover Design
Janne Hansson   Engineer
Michael Ilbert   Engineer
Robert Eriksson   Contributor

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