Gypsy Pistoleros - Wild, Beautiful, Damned
"Wild, Beautiful, Damned" is the debut album from 4 English Amigos, who goes by the name Gypsy Pistoleros. While frontman Lee Pistolero was living in Spain he came up with the concept for the band.

As you probably can tell from the song titles Gypsy Pistoleros sings both in Spanish and English. According to themselves they are Renegade Gypsy Flamenco Rock N´Roll Glam Sleaze Punksters. They certainly are one of the most unique bands I discovered in decades.

Besides combining English and Spanish, the music is a successful hybrid of attitude, catchy hooks, punk, sleazy riffs - all based in Rock with a capital R. The punk influence is also understated by all members sharing the Pistolero last name equal Ramones.

The band sets no boundaries and the album explores extremes of the Hard Rock concept. We get Spanish guitar, Trumpet, distorted guitars, hard hitting drums and bouncing bass riffs. Vocalist Lee Pistolero has a great voice, which holds both power and passion.

The album opens with trumpet, Spanish guitar and a Latin beat, where after the electric guitars kicks in. It's actually a good general description of the content on "Wild, Beautiful, Damned". The first single Un Hombre Sin Rostro, Pistolero gets you hooked immediately, but album highlights are:

The tight Forever Is Para Siempre, where guitarist Iggie Pistolero chops some great power chords. The selection of notes for the solo is superb. Forever Is Para Siempre is one of the most "regular" songs with an in-your-face swaggering melody.

What's It Like To Be A Girl In The House Of 1000 Dolls? follows a simple - but effective - formula emphasized by a great verse with rumba rhythms plus handclaps. The song could very well be a Tarantino movie scene shot in some sleazy Mexican cantina.

Una Para Todo Es Bandido! And Senor Mangi Acqui are instant live favorites. Gypsy Pistoleros is a flashy and flamboyant band live. Read a review of their tour supporting Enuff Z´Nuff, Faster Pussycat and Bulletboys.

Moonchild is the only ballad like song. The change of acoustic and electric guitar works perfectly and the interplay provides the song with a special haunting emotion.

Shotgun Kiss Is Ay Que Dolor combines everything Gypsy Pistoleros is about. The song changes between Rock and Flamenco. Overall it's a good reputation for the Latin flavored Hard Rock, which understates that Gypsy Pistoleros is a very welcomed addition to the Hard Rock/Sleaze/Glam/Rock scene.

Check it out for yourself!

Written by Michael
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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Evil Boy Records - 2007

1. The Crazy Loco Loquito
2. Un Hombre Sin Rostro, Pistolero
3. Forever Is Para Siempre
4. What's It Like To Be A Girl In The House Of 1000 Dolls?
5. Una Para Todo Es Bandido!
6. Senor Mangi Acqui
7. Moonchild
8. Switchblade Kiss Comes Close
9. Jet, Jet, Jet Boyz
10. Shotgun Kiss Is Ay Que Dolor
11. 1-2-3-4 Kiss Me Then I'm Damned For Sure

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Flamenco flavored Hard Rock

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