Title - 'Mars Casino'
Artist - The Vibrators with Chris Spedding
For those not in the know, although I cannot believe there are many of you, British guitar icon Chris Spedding (who first recorded with The Vibrators on the 1976 single 'Pogo Dancing') now joins UK punk legends The Vibrators on the band's newest studio album!
Entitled Mars Casino (released November 20th, 2020 via Cleopatra Records), the album reunites the original line-up of Knox on vocals and guitar, John Ellis on guitar, Pat Collier on bass and Eddie on drums.
1. 'Mars Casino'
2. 'Jesus Stole My Little Dog'
3. 'Garbage Can'
4. 'Turn The Pages'
5. 'Big Black Sea'
6. 'Woman 3.2'
7. 'Follow Your Destiny'
8. 'Love Me Forever'
9. 'Made In Heaven'
10. 'Platinum Dress'
11. 'Passing Of Days'
12. 'Paper Tiger'
13. 'This Is The Way'
With the musical friendship between Spedding and The Vibrators having wildly launched itself kicking and screaming back in the mid-'70s, you just knew going into this new album that it was always going to be a right, royal doozy of a rockin' event!
Opening with the mid-tempo rocker title track 'Mars Casino' they back that up with the anthemic one-two romp 'Jesus Stole My Little Dog,' and then comes the gently frenetic 'Garbage Can,' the melodic rock of 'Turn The Pages,' the early '70s vibe of 'Big Black Sea,' and one of my own personal favorites, the Ramones-esque 'Woman 3.2.'
Next up is the harder rock of 'Follow Your Destiny' which is backed seamlessly by the Americana flow of 'Love Me Forever,' the foot-tapping 'Made In Heaven,' and the late '60s rock edge of 'Platinum Dress,' with the pulsating album rounding out on the low slung guitar work on 'Passing Of Days,' the Lou Reedesque 'Paper Tiger,' closing on the hyper guitar and vocal rock of 'This Is The Way.'
Mars Casino is also available as both a digipak CD and a wickedly delicious, Limited Edition PINK vinyl!
Official CD Purchase Link
Official PINK Vinyl Purchase Link