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Ohrenfeindt - Auf Die Fresse Ist Umsonst

Ohrenfeindt - Auf Die Fresse Ist Umsonst

Label : AFM Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Cor : The east of our country has Jovink, the north has got Hunekop, and in Germany they got Ohrenfeind. The German answer to AC/DC? Get real! Some tracks may get near the shadow of their example (or actually more towards Rose Tattoo in a Spinal Tap kind of way), but this is more like a spoof in a very slick production. Sure, some associations with (hard)rock can be made, but they clearly aim for commercial success in the party segment. The band will be a guaranteed party at the beerfests; even fellow countrymen Spider Murphy Gang can be recognized in ‘Jetzt Onder Nie’ (Now Or Never), and Raymond van het Groenewoud pays a visit together with George Thorogood with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Sexgottin’ (no translation needed I guess). Everyone listening to this album will encounter some very familiar tunes; the band could easily be accused of borrowing some well known arrangements with lyrics in their native tongue. Still, at the right place this could be very effective. When there’s loads of beer, I can imagine this material being sung along loudly in their home country. Some musical craftsmanship cannot be denied, but still one may not expect anything on a high artistic level; this remains Jim Reeves goes hard rock quality.

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