WASTED PUPPETS – Puppet Show
Moving up the ranks from EP to full-length album, Finnish rockers Wasted Puppets on "Puppet Show" showcase 9 more tracks of love for the classic 70’s/ early 80’s hard rock scene. Legends from Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake to Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple come up, sometimes a little funkier for "Lovestruck", heavier on "Black Tar Medicine", or even laid-back in a Wild West, acoustic atmosphere for parts of the 7 minute closer "Outlaw Story". Jani Klemetti is the requisite guitar hero: tasteful, thoughtful, energetic when necessary and laidback/cool for Anssi Tuomikoski’s bluesy, plaintive melodies.
Do not let the band moniker fool you – Wasted Puppets are serious about the classic rock genre, and "Puppet Show" is chock full of memorable tunes and good times.