"Up at the Crack" (Perris Records; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

If and when those wacky politicians decide to ban cloning, one of their first targets will no doubt be Boned and their CD, "Up at the Crack." Why? Because if there was ever a clone of AC/DC, this band is it.

Although not a cover band (they write and play original material), Boned is as close to AC/DC as is legally possible, and probably then some. With a vocalist who sounds like the bastard son of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, guitars that could have been tuned and toned by Angus and Malcolm Young and lyrics that expertly emulate the legendary band's trademark devilish naughtiness, "Up at the Crack" does exactly what it sets out to do: rock you hard and put you away wet. Songs with titles like "Drain the Main Vein," "Ain't No Talkin' With Your Mouth Full" and, of course, the title track, will put a grin on your face and a bang to your head. 

The one thing Boned does not have is the one thing they can never have: that authentic, one-of-a-kind, AC/DC magic. That being said, we don't get enough of that these days so if Boned fills a gap while we wait for that next AC/DC studio album, so be it. They may not be the real AC/DC but they're a pretty good carbon copy. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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