Motochrist – Greetings from the Bonneville Salt Flats

A little Motorhead, a little punk, a little 80’s, and a whole lot of rock and roll. That describes Greetings from the Bonneville Salt Flats from Motochrist, although they prefer the description “Ramones meets Black Sabbath.” Call it what you want, it’s poppy, it’s dirty, and it’s sure as hell catchy.

By “Someday”, the second track on the disc, I guarantee you will be tapping your foot and singing along. Motochrist is a little bit L.A. and a whole lot Hollywood. Yeah, it’s been done before — so what? Don’t wade into this album expecting the guys to create a new genre — or even make a significant dent in the one they’re in. Anyone who has ever bought a Hanoi Rocks album (especially if you bought it on cassette) or anything from Junkyard will feel right at home here.

Instead of whining about how they were abused as children and whatever else every nu-metal is crying about these days, Motochrist keeps it simple. “All I want’s my girl and a real fast car,” goes the chorus of “Real Fast Car.” In fact, most of the tracks on Greetings from the Bonneville Salt Flats revolve around cars, chicks, or beer. My kind of band. Lots of leather, lots of rock, and lots of guitar solos.

Throughout much of the album, Motochrist comes off a little more like Poison than Skid Row — a little more Theater of Pain than Shout at the Devil. Still, the disc is enjoyable from beginning to end. Greetings from the Bonneville Salt Flats is a genuinely fun rock and roll record that you can actually sing (or drive fast) to.

01. Hang ‘Em High
02. Someday
03. Holiday
04. Real Fast Car
05. El Diablo
06. Nuthin’ Right
07. 6 Shooters
08. Strings And 6 Packs
09. Something To Do
10. Out Of Control
11. I Lost It
12. Super Sonic Speed Machine
13. Three Sheets To The Wind

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