Hanoi Rocks - Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

7.5 | 16 votes |
Release date: 1981
Style: Glam rock


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Additional info
Finland: 1981
Genre: Glam-Punk/Sleaze Hard Rock
Label: Lick Records

Vocals, Piano, Harmonica, Saxophone: Michael Monroe
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals: Andy McCoy
Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals: Nasty Suicide
Bass Guitar: Sam Yaffa
Drums: Gyop Casino

Guest Musicians:
Handclaps: Anna McCoy
Synthesizer: John Galaxy Groves

Staff review by
Hanoi Rocks not only were the first band Finland had to show to the whole world as a really important act that would become famous and legendary, they were also one of the pioneers of the glam/sleaze scene of the 80s and one of the most important/unique acts of this special scene. Influenced by the punk rock movement, glam/punk acts as Johnny Thunders' New York Doll's and Stiv Bators' Dead Boys and having to offer new and refreshing ideas, Hanoi Rocks during 1980/1981 managed to offer to the world a highly inspired and influencial crossover record to the world, an album produced by Monroe and Andy McCoy themselves, the renowned "Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks". Why crossover? Because it had the energy of punk rock, the naughty and colorful aesthetic of glam/sleaze and a hard rock feeling; blending in a fabulous way all these elements together this special quintet from Finland made their first impact to the world of rock in the most appropriate way.

published 24.05.2006 | Comments (1)

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