New Album! The Shazam

Meteor? Or "meatier"?

Meteor? Or "meatier"?

The Shazam is back with their first studio album in several years!

Still mining the cave of The Who, The Move, Cheap Trick and similar crunchy power pop rockers, the speakers are rattling the moment the virtual needle drops on the opening cut “So Awesome”.

Fans of the band will no doubt be delighted by the sonic assault that is most of Meteor. I still think their self-titled debut and Godspeed The Shazam are their best work, but there are certainly moments here that shine brightly. Your mileage may vary. Read my full review at BLURT.

The Shazam

Sorta video for “So Awesome”

The Shazam website.

The Shazam on MySpace.

Not Lame Recordings.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “New Album! The Shazam

  1. nellie

    Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

  2. Ming

    Godspeed The Shazam was not their debut.

    Their debut was actually a very rare cassette only release from 1995 called “Shake 500”.

    Then in 1997 they released their first CD on Copper Records.

    Godspeed The Shazam is technically their 3rd release.

  3. drbristol

    By “debut album” I meant the one that was on Copper and then later Not Lame (with “Let’s Away”, “Hooray For Me”, etc. – see original 1998 review here.) Since Shake 500 was a demo cassette with limited availability and some of the tunes appeared on the eponymous album, I didn’t count it as a regular release. But point taken.

    But I think you misread mt post – I wasn’t calling Godspeed their debut. The sentence reads “I still think their self-titled debut and Godspeed The Shazam are their best work…”, referring to the debut and Godspeed as two separate albums.

    The Shazam rock regardless. Nice guys, too.

  4. Ming

    Yes doc – you are correct – i misread your sentence. Thanks for the reply and the review.

    Hans and co. are great guys too.

    I’m curious as to what you thought of the mastering on this disc.
    Have you noticed the digital distortion in spots?

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