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To say I know absolutely nothing about the Gypsy Pistoleros would be a gross understatement. But I reckon we know too much about people these days, so I declined Mr Googles kind invitation and decided to proceed on the basis that Messrs Lee J, Denny, Iggie and Jet are both bona fide gypsies and, indeed, pistoleros.
However, this five track mini-album seems to indicate that they are actually very confused boys who're unsure whether they want to punks or sleaze rockers, resulting in something that falls between stools, with the opening, title, track an unholy mess.
'Living Down With The Gyspies' is an improvement, with some excellent howling and a passing acquaintance with a tune. Shame then, that the ballad, 'Sangre De Las Rosas' sounds like something that Andy McCoy may have scraped off his shoe on his way into a Hanoi Rocks session back in 1984. Which means that 'Walk Through The Shadows' comes as a blessed relief.
The best is saved for last in the shape of 'Son Illusiones', a song that comes across like a Trust out-take and, on closer inspection, turns out to be a cover version. So The Mystery Of The One Good Tune is solved.Download @ Amazon
:twisted :twisted 1/2 / 2.5 out of 5