Nick Oliveri and various artists
1. Walk On – The Uncontrollable
2. Identify Isolate Manipulate – Biblical Proof Of UFOs
3. Endless Vacation – Ramones
4. Hanging Low – Loading Data
5. Fuck You Up And Get High – The Dwarves
6. Super Hero – He Who Can Not Be Named
7. Don’t Believe – Rattlin’ Bones
8. Suzy Is A Headbanger – Ramones
Nick Oliveri is a talented artist who has worked with many bands over his career. Bands such as Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves, Kyuss Lives! Vista Chino and Mondo Generator to name a few.
On this album ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol 4’, Oliveri seems to have focused himself on the punk aspects of music, and there is definitely a hit in here. This particular album is part 4 in a series of albums where Oliveri has recorded guest vocals for bands on their songs. Some of these have been released and others have not until now. With sounds reminiscent of Black Flag, Stiff Little Fingers, The Ramones, Toy Dolls, Butthole Surfers and riffs evocative of very early Metallica this album combines a lot of elements from bands to make more good music.
The most notable track on this album for me is track 4 – Hanging Low. It stood out from the others as the riffs differ plenty. With a jazzy upbeat intro leading into AC/DC like vocals, this song caught me from the moment it started. The chorus has a great bass riff which was quite drastically different from the verse, but it’s really catchy and I think this song for me gets the most appraisal. The breakdown into the solo also had me nodding my head along to it – very Rage Against the Machine-esque.
Oliveri has definitely done something different with this album in mixing not only his talents but by pouring in multiple other artists into it, making it something truly unique to listen to.
If you like punk rock then this is definitely an album you need to check out. Listening to this outside with a cold one was definitely a good move.