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Band
House of Shakira
Title
Lint
Type
LP/EP
Company
Pulse
YOR
1997
Style
Hard Rock
11/12/2004 - Review by: Psycho Sarah
House of Shakira - Lint 1997 reviewed by: Psycho Sarah

Track Listing
Morning over Morocco
Lint
Method of Madness
No: 8
Whoís lying now
Elephant Gun
Love was good
The storyís the same
Canned Laughter
Remember
Everythingís fine
House of Shakira was introduced to me on a late night radio show that I am addicted to, and is most intriguing band to me. They are from the 90ís but play like they were meant to be in the 80ís. Im a huge fan of metal music, and hair band music, and they remind me of that. The song Method of madness has one of the simplest chorusí ever yet its still catchy. If you can say Hi you know the chorus, but when it comes to the lyrics it just fits just so magically.

Every song is different and has a different meaning and beat to it. No: 8 is a very sad song, speaking about loving someone the wrong way, like it was a love that wasnít meant to be. Or the loss of a loved one, that they can not accept. Whichever way you perceive it, its great. The guitar in it fits so perfectly, like it was just meant to be like bread and butter.

ďWhoís lying now, is a great rock sound, reminds me a lot of def Leppard on their very first album, First Strike, where they were just singing and rock and rolling in a basement, sometimes that is the best sound. I also love the drums in this song, they bring the song alive, even though itís a very simple drum pattern, its what makes the song come alive.

Another rocking song is Love was good. Its heavy with guitar and drum work, and is amazing when its all together, the lyrics themselves are simple and thoughtful, they come alive when you litsen to them.

House of Shakira is a Swedish rock band, that truly is just that a rock band. They have the mixings of great music and of talent, that will bring them far in their career choice. itís a very unique sound, one you donít hear very often anymore.

--Psycho Sarah 11.12.04
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