Review By: ~ Kevin
All female rock bands are something of a rarity these days. When the topic of all female band come up, people usually look to bands like The Donnas or Kittie, however The Amorettes are a completely different beast. Rather than being manufactured because they have a certain look or sound the Amorettes are D.I.Y to the core.
It is as if Motley Crue and The Runaways had a bender at some crappy hotel near The Sunset Strip. All night they were listening to Iron Maiden and while they were all strung out they tried to resurrect Joey Rammone. Seriously, this stuff is THAT good. They're not a punk band, not really a hardcore band. Their music just seems like Rock n Roll with just a tinge of Metal. The album "Haulin Ass" proves this more than my words can.
The basslines, the riffs, the lyrics, they all come together to create something magical. The three females in this band know their shit and have mastered their craft. It is as if they were born with the gift of being able to churn out kickass music. They knock down all stereotypes of what all female bands should look and sound like. Not to mention these ladies are from Scotland.The highlights of the album are definitely "She Devil", "Take Cover", and "Son of A Gun".
The production on the cd (which was recorded at Live Recordings in Livingston Scotland) is quite crisp. It captures the sound of the band to the point of were it almost doesnt sound like they are a relatively small band. Allan "Hef" Forsyth did quite a great job on this album and really did a good job on the mixing. He really helped the ladies in the band make something great and deserves a little shoutout.
If you are into any style of rock than you should really check them out because they have done something original rather than settling with what is expected of them. This is something that rock n roll needs more of, women that drink beer, kick ass, and play a mean instrument. The Amorettes have the ability to be something huge, make sure you jump on the train before it is too late. Now, if they could somehow get an American tour going, they could do great thing out here.