Hot Rod Honeys

Hungry & Horny

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When European rockers come out of a country in which English isn't the official language, they must decide whether they want to record in English or their primary language. In Belgium, for example, some rockers have opted to record in English because exposure in England and North America is a high priority. Many Europeans learn to speak English fluently, which is why it isn't surprising to hear Belgium's Hot Rod Honeys embrace English lyrics exclusively on Hungry & Horny -- a CD that came out in 1999 but sounds like it could have been recorded in the late '70s. A throwback to the early years of punk, Hungry & Horny recalls punk's more humorous, pop-minded side and brings to mind such bands as the Buzzcocks, the Damned, and the Ramones. A reckless sense of fun defines the album, and the songs are fast and short -- few of them last three minutes. There's no getting around the fact that Hungry & Horny is derivative, but it's also clear that the songs are infectious, rockin', and thoroughly enjoyable.

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