Walls of Shame
These Swiss ship-kickers range from slow and swampy to fast and toothy, with moods from summery to murderous. "Baby Don't Care" opens this 2004 album by building from '70s Aerosmith to Nazareth; "Walls of Shame" is really mean, heavy bad-man-cracking-brains-with-barstools boogie; the pro-poultry "Never Kill the Chicken" is token country swamp-funk metal. "Giov in L.A." is a mistitled, Scorpions-quoting stomp about touring the U.S.A.; "Trouble Maker" races its Krokus croaks at Motörhead tempo; "Boots for Hire" is more speed-Slade. There's some Accept and Rose Tattoo in here somewhere, too.