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The pleasures – Oh Yeah Revolution [2009]

Country Germany          Style Glam/Hard Rock

Rating 82/100

Band Members
Disco Pleasure – Drums, Dancette Pleasure – Synthesizer, Vocals, Neo Patra – Guitar,Vocals, Lord Pleasure – Guitar, Vocals,

Additional Musicians
Benny Greb – Drums,Tympani, Bastian Raettif – Bass, Jan Ola Korte,Grigory Feil – Synthesizer, Björn Mohr – Trumpet, Nils Nöhden – Trombone

01. Awesomesauce, 02. Parade Parade (2009), 03. Some Like It Rock, 04. Freedom, 05. Skullhammer, 06. Honeymoon in Venice (2009), 07. October 29, 08. When You’re Dead, 09. Children Of The Revolution, 10. Voyeur, 11. Juicy Jacuzzi, 12. Please Don’t Let The Music Die, 13. Glitter Doesn’t Sparkle Without Light, 14. Off The Wire


“The pleasures” is a new Glam/Poser Rock band from Germany and “Oh Yeah Revolution” is their third full length studio work. The album sleeve says a lot about the guys and clearly they are one of the most provoking glam outfits one may come across. The band consists of Dancette (v), Lord (g), Neo Patra (g), Sensai (b) and Disco (d).

If I was, not to compare, but parallelize this release with a focal album in rock history that would be “Kiss’s” “Dynasty”. You see, much in the same fashion that the American gods of rock decided to partly enter disco territory over 30 years ago, `The pleasures’ are moving on a similar path trying to mix the authentic glam rock with `synth’ rock (the kind that receives major airplay in mainstream clubs these days).

So “…Revolution” clearly is an album of double identity; still one has to be reassured that the glam rock overcomes the synth/disco rock elements for the biggest part of this release. Specifically on the first half of the album you can rightfully expect good amount of double bass drums (not fast but aggressive) thick guitars, melodic solos and strong choruses (occasionally including some glamorous growls)On the second part of the album the guitars drop slightly to the background still the lead melodies are there.

Never the less, “Oh yeah Revolution” is one of the most effective glam rock propositions one can find as it offers no less than 14 glam/poser tracks which make for a lengthy and satisfactory album. In terms of top songs I have to say that “Freedom” (also turned into promo video) is by far the most infectious tune with addictive melodic lines and commanding chorus; one of the best glam protests ever. Other standout favourite include the dynamic “Parade Parade”, “Some like it rock” and “Juicy Jaccuzi”.

An obvious choice for fans of “Wig Wam” and “Lordi”, as well as admirers of 70s glam rock.

Nikiforos V. Skoumas

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