Michael Monroe – The Best (2017)

Posted by Zorn on August 13, 2017
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The Best showcases the collaborations Monroe’s done throughout the years, notable ones include his work with Slash on a stripped down cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”. Monroe was also great friend with Stiv Bators, [frontman for punk icons Dead Boys & Lords Of The New Church], and pays homage to Bators with the inclusion of “It’s A Lie”, a harmonious duet they recorded together in 1987 for the Nights Are So Long release. His explosive anthems “Dead, Jail or Rock n’ Roll”, “Nights are so Long”, “78”, and “The Ballad of the Lower East Side” have been anthemic mainstays in his catalog and with his popularity in Japan substantial, those cuts are quality choices to fuel any after hours drinking escapade of a Japanese salaryman. The first wave of the English punk scene had a profound influence on his group’s writing style as well with the tracks “Hammersmith Palais” and “Nothing’s Alright” musically and lyrically having that this aesthetic present. His fondness for the melodic side of the rock plays a big part in this comp with tracks like “Can’t Go Home Again”, “Man With No Eyes”, “Stained Glass Heart”, “Keep Your Eye on You”, and “You Crucified Me” giving proof of this. Not to make this strictly a retrospective, he includes a new track “One Foot Outta the Grave” which judging by the lyrics is an offensive attack on the absurd consensus that rock is dead and that clearly Monroe and his band mates not going away anytime soon.