CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW - SUPPORT LESBIENS - "REGENERATION"

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SUPPORT LESBIENS


 "REGENERATION


I first found aout about Support Lesbiens while talking with Czech friends online in the early 2000s.  Along with Monkey Business, also from the Czech Republic they sing mostly in English with the obligatory track in their native tongue.  When I heard the song "Bet My Soul" I instantly loved it and sought out the album from the Czech online store Bontonland.  The band have since started anew but all the albums featuring charismatic lead singer Krystof Michal I soon acquired.  On watching the videos on YouTube I saw Krystof as like a music version of James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer).  He was cool, and almost looked and sounded like him with his quirky English accent.  I was not happy when the band went their separate ways as the vocals of Krystof were an integral reason for my liking of the band.  After I bought the follow-up "Tune Da Radio" I also bought a live DVD which is excellent.

Although no singles were released as far as I can find in the UK they had a huge following around Europe even though they had a tough time in the Czech Republic for "selling out" singing mostly in English, but they soon won them round with their success.  "Regeneration" is a great album and it just reminds me that if you only look as far as your own country for musical talent you will miss out on a whole lot more.


"Bet My Soul" as I said was the song that got me hooked, it just sounded so unusual.  An almost mostly Folk Acoustic Pop with a manic Rock ending.  

"Fisherman's Friend" is full of Classic Rock riffs with a slight Blues Country hint.  Great "as love" sound the band produce.

"Bubblebrown" is a very bluesy track with moments of Country twang throughout and some excellent atmospheric Classic Rock guitars.

"Please Look At Me" brings the tempo down a little, a really lovely almost Acoustic Rock ballad with lots of emotion.

"Her Eyes" is a Pop Rock track that isn't one of my favourites, it kind of meanders along a little too much, although it has some tender moments.

"Let's Just Sing" is an almost Jazz Blues hybrid complete with "do do do do" singalong vocals.  The guitars are very summery and it gives off a good feeling vibe.  Let's just sing!

"Tear But Not Torn" starts off very Eastern sounding and more Electronic 90s Pop than anything Rock related.  Minimal backing to Krystof's vocals, lots of Electro effects. 

"Someone Else's Lies" is similar in vein to "Bet My Soul", an Acoustic Folk Pop track.  Krystof's vocals are the focal point of this track, a very nice song.

"Apology" is an angry Heavy Rock/Punk track, going back slightly to the band's previous releases.  

"Wet Dream" is a summery Pop Rock track with electronic sounds, effects and some funky musical backing.  

"Scholasticus" a half slow tempo ballad, half mid paced Rock with nice Acoustic Blues guitars.

"Fight Club" reminds me of INXS at times, funky guitrs but with the Classic Rock influence, great track.

"September Rain" is a beautiful soft, gentle ballad in the style of 60s Psychedelic sounds.

"W4C" is a Czech language track and has a Swing Jazz style, which is very unusual even if I can't understand the lyrics.

"Nejsi 2 Nas" is sung in Czech once again and seems to be a version of "Let's Sing", correct me if I am wrong!


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