Friday, October 29, 2010

CD Review: Bad City Welcomes You To The "Wasteland"

Chicago rockers, Bad City, have released their debut album entitled "Welcome To The Wasteland." The album was released in August on Atlantic Records and entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #182 and the Hard Rock album chart at #22. Bad City has also received praise from Kiss' Paul Stanley and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan.

The group combines the hard rock vocals from the late '80's hair bands with a modern rock sound. The album starts with the intense "Showdown In Central Park" as the energy just gets carried through the rest of the album. Josh Caddy flexes his vocals in "Take Me For A Ride." The Queen-style vocals in "Do You Believe In Rock N Roll" gets a jolt of power from the pounding drums and wailing guitars. "Wildlife" carries a great sound that just gets stuck in your head and you can't help but sing along. Bad City does slow down with the power ballad "Fire In The Pouring Rain" before bringing back the fire with "Heatwave" and "Straight To The Grave."

Bad City just finished a tour with Slash, look for future dates on the band's website The band's new album is available now.

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