"Black Lipstick Kiss" (Cat Scratch Records; 2014)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Black Lipstick Kiss plays lounge-type rock ... wait, maybe late night bar band. They're kind of a bluesy, horny (because there are horns, get your mind out of the gutter) band with the kind of music you might see featured in a Robert Rodriguez or, better yet, Quentin Tarantino movie. It's raw, bar-band, garaga-band sound that is groovy and funky and sexy, thanks mostly to its female vocalist.

It's not hard rock, it's not heavy metal, even though a couple of the instrumentals found her come close. If you're looking for something hard and heavy, this isn't it, but if you're into good, raw music ... fun music ... than you may like "Random Order." The song "Subway Girl" is a good representation, with its smooth, easy sound and its funky, sassy backbeat.

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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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