Share ENTER THE WONG - The Lords of Wong (Sir Ronald Winkler Records)
If you’re in the market for some good old dirty rock and roll then Brisbane seems to have the market cornered, with the likes of Giants of Science, Rollerball, Mexico City, Six Ft Hick. Now “Enter the Wong” is out on “Sir Ronald Winkler Records” and it will kick you in the balls before you can get through the first listen.
On saying that, I didn’t get it at the start. The intro is a waste of time. Once you reach the second track, “Re-entry”, you'll forget about the lame start and the penny will drop.
Like Six Ft Hick, I think these boys don’t take themselves too seriously. Have a look at their photos on the disc and a track listing with songs like like “Lust We Forget” and “You Can’t Keep a Good Drug Down”. Stand-out track for me, however, is “Finge Die Minge”. This song is flat-out like a one legged kick boxer.
The album has a lot of diamonds like "Re-Entry", "Lust We Forget" and "Intermission". The latter in fact pauses the pace from flat-out rock to "let’s have a quick break for a beer when you can because the madness is going to start all over again".
I only have one problem with this album and that's the fact that all the liner notes are blurred. I'll be looking forward to hearing Album Number Two to see if the band can maintain the madness and fun.
The whole of Australia should take a leaf out of The Lords of Wong's book and not take themselves too seriously. “Enter the Wong” is well worth the dollars that you will fork out for it; if you cannot find it at major record stores, you should giving your local Indy store a go or hit up the band direct. - Lukey D
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