EAT THE GUN – Stripped to the Bone
Eat The Gun is a straight ahead hard rock trio with alternative leanings on their fourth album "Stripped to the Bone". Hailing from Germany, these musicians keep the arrangements lean and mean, the vocals down to earth, and the hooks as strong as a heavyweight fighter’s upper cut. Guitarist Hendrik Wippermann loves ZZ Top and Guns N Roses as much as The Foo Fighters in terms of his blitzkrieg chord choices and lead breaks- while his voice reeks of rock and roll spirit and spunk.
Highlights include the Thin Lizzy up tempo boogie romper "Apocalyptic Blues" where drummer Gereon Homann alternates between a funky hi-hat heavy template and then a normal groove during the chorus, the low tuned, open bass action-oriented "Won’t Let You Down" that sounds like a modern fusion of "Love Gun"/ Kiss with the Foo Fighters and power pop "Hot Blood" that in 2 minutes and change should get all body appendages moving to promote energy overflow.
Moving up the ranks in terms of label support is a good thing for Eat The Gun. Gaining opening slots with Doro, Danko Jones, Duff McKagan’s Loaded as well as regularly hitting the European festival circuit in the summertime, I believe "Stripped to the Bone" will meet with approval as it’s just a down and dirty hard rock record without excess. By the time the final cut "Small Dose of Death" finishes, I’m ready to hit repeat on track one "At the End of the Day" – and I can’t say that about many albums that pass through my portals currently.