LOS DISIDENTES DEL SUCIO MOTEL - Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel - Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

12 songs
64:20 minutes
***** ***


I can’t imagine a cover artwork to look any trashier. The six Frenchmen seem to have a great time on their dubiously titled Soundtrack From The Motion Picture. As they had no real movie to write a soundtrack for, they decided to write music for a fictional one. No matter of real or not, their dirty rock sound immediately caught my attention.

The band has been around since 2005 and is not ashamed to call bands like Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal, QOTSA and Fu Manchu their inspiration. Stoner rock is definitely the basic ingredient here, but there is definitely more to Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel than that, like for instance a skewed psychedelic influence reminding a little of the early Monster Magnet. Their music has strong roots in the Nineties, and two of the noisier tracks (Not Folk, Chapter II: Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold) even show parallels to Therapy?.

At first I was sceptical, wondering if such a long album could entertain throughout its running time. You have to concede the band that they always get straight to the point without wasting their time on unnecessary elements. Most tracks are simply timeless rock songs with the potential to reach a wide audience. Especially the catchy Under The Sun Of New Mexico is an instant hit, but also the quieter Somewhere Else To Drive which animates to sing along is another highlight.

Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel have certainly not come up with anything new, but they still have done everything the right way. Soundtrack From The Motion Picture has an enormous party appeal and shows how proper rock music should sound.

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