"Para Siempre" (Bad Reputation; 2008)

Reviewed by Metal Mark

This is actually a re-release of ďWild, Beautiful, DamnedĒ with a couple of extra tracks, plus itís on Bad Reputation records this time around and there is new cover art. If you were living under a rock and didn't hear this one in 2007, well, now is your chance to hear it and find out what you have been missing. 

The bonus tracks fit in nicely with the sound of the rest of the album and it actually does have a cohesive feel to it. It has been difficult for me to adjust to the difference in the track order though, as I was so used to what track came after which on the original CD. 

Gypsy Pistoleros stir 70s glam, 80s hard rock, punk, pop and flamenco music into a blend that overtakes you from the get go. It doesnít sound like an easy task but they not only do it, they make it fun. There is none of the posing or styling that has plagued glam rock for so long; instead, itís just all out killer rock with lots of grit and attitude. Thatís exactly how it should be played and Gypsy Pistoleros might just be the best thing to happen to glam music so far this decade. I donít say that lightly, but numerous plays of both versions of this album have convinced me that they are the real deal. Now they just need to keep a stable line-up and everyone needs to go out and buy a copy or two.

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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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