THULSA DOOM – Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don’t We?

THULSA DOOM - Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don't We?


Big Dipper Records
Release date: April 11, 2005

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They say that rock ‘n’ roll is a man’s game … and this album from Thulsa Doom confirms that rule. Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don’t We? is a kick ass album with which to fall in love. This is 46 minutes of total enjoyment. Their music is an intense mixture of rock music from the 70s, and can be compared to bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and The Beach Boys.

Thulsa Doom grabs the listener into this killer recording, with the best of Norwegian rock in the market right now. The rhythm section of bassist Angelov Doom and drummer Fast Winston Doom make sure of a solid framework, while guitarist and keyboardist El Doom and The Reverend Doom Perignon play off each other’s licks and riffs. Those guys are totally rocking out on this album!

There are several highlights among the 10 tracks. The first single out has been “Need The Air,” and it has already enjoyed some playing time on Norwegian TV and radio before this album got released in mid-April 2005. This song is a straight Pop/Rock song, with a bit of an odd combination between steel-guitar and string players. The vocals are so smooth and full of attitude. Nothing lacking here — it indeed is a solid song. This will maybe be one of this summer’s biggest hits…?!

“Mr Slow” is a song which maybe can be the next single out, and this track will stay in your head for a long time. Other great songs worth mentioning are “”Papa Was,” “Raisins And Grapes,” and “In Deep Of The City.”

The album also has a cover track of the great Beach Boys song, “Tears In The Morning,” and they deliver a great version. It is so beautifully done… it may bring tears to your eyes. The second and last cover song on the album is “Be Forewarned” from the band Pentagrams. This song is one of the heavier ones on the album, and shows the great differences in the tracks, and that makes this a very exciting CD. It has it all: Hard Rock, Country, Rock, and Pop.

The new vocalist, Doom Perignon, also does a great job. He’s got a magnificent voice, which fit this band’s music very well. He uses his voice with great ability no matter what style is required for the songs.

The album title, Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don’t We?, has Thulsa Doom borrowing a phrase from the duet between Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder called “Ebony And Ivory” (1982). There is not one bad song on this album, it just rocks hard. The bombardment never stops. Everything just comes together perfectly.

Now, with summer almost here and with warmer weather, everything takes on a more laid back feel… it would be great to listen to some fine music to embody that feeling, right…? So, rock it hard, cruise to the groove, and enjoy this album!


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