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Headstones – Love + Fury

Headstones – Love + Fury

(Universal/FrostByte) From the incendiary opening chords of `Change My Ways` it`s easy to remember that before Hugh Dillon established himself as a major TV and movie star, he fronted a powerful punk-rock band called The Headstones who exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 and subsequently released five albums in the next seven years (One going platinum and two reaching gold sales figures) before success as a movie star (“Hard Core Logo“, “Dance Me Outside“) and a major TV starring role (in `Durham County“ and more recently “Flashpoint“) disrupted his music career. Yet Dillon kept writing and performing and now he and band mates Trent Carr (guitars), Tim White (bass) and Dale Harrison (drums) have recorded their first release together in 10 years – and all indications are that it is well worth the wait.

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Co-produced by Chris Osti, Headstones’ first single “Longwaytoneverland“ is already storming domestic rock charts and there`s 10 more incendiary tracks just like it. Think of early Iggy Pop and The Stooges and you have the sheer raw power of “Change My Ways“, `BinThisWayForYears“ and “Don`t Follow The Leader“, all aggression and adrenalin, and with one noticeable exception, all clocking in around the two to three minute mark. That exception is the record`s lone ballad, a moody piano-driven song titled “Midnight Of This Life“ a four-minute arrangement which show`s off Dillon`s melodic lyrical talents and is the last track on the record. Counterbalance this though against a cheeky punk version of ABBA`s “SOS“ and you have an effort that bristles with raw intensity. Dillon may have other career options to pursue but he is still, foremost, a rock `n roll star and Love + Fury serves notice as the band`s re-entry as serious contenders.

Suggested Downloads: Longwaytoneverland, Change My Ways, SOS

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7 thoughts on “Headstones – Love + Fury

  1. Karon Hagon

    The Headstones are back a little older, maybe a little wiser but definitely better then ever. You will love every track on this album, it will have you on an emotional roller coaster ride of jumping around the room to SOS and FARAWAYFROMHERE to the soul searching haunting sounds of ASTRONAUGHT and MIDNIGHTOFTHISLIFE. This album grabs you by the throat and shakes you till your teeth rattle, it’s rock and roll at its ultimate best from exceptionally talented musicians who know their craft and how to deliver songs their fans will always relate to. Do I love this album “yes” could I live without it probably not, so if you buy only one album this year make sure is LOVE & FURY.

  2. Joanne Kokol

    Love your review of this AWESOME album.

    Four incredibly talented musicians created an album even better than I expected! Every song on LOVE & FURY could be a single (except for CRTC rules), no fillers, honest Rock n Roll!

  3. Headstones are like a fine bottle of scotch. They only get better with age!
    So much respect for these guys! They know how to treat their fans, and DAMN can they product a FANTASTIC album 20 years later! The only band out there I will PURCHASE a CD from! You can’t go wrong with Love and Fury! Can’t wait to see them live again!

  4. Joe Morock

    When will Love And Fury be available in the states? Camon ! We waited long enough!

  5. Love + Fury indisputably the Best Canadian Rock Album of the Year……and the Juno goes to……..the HEADSTONES!!!!

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