Hymns From The Hellbound
People Like You 134
Released on April 23, 2007
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If ever there was a title that suited the album it served In all my lifetimes I’ve never seen or heard of better one its perfect, The Meteors !!!!!
What in your gods name can I say that hasn’t already been said about my favorite band?
Indeed after almost three decades and well over 30 albums not including their numerous side projects film scores (often done incognito and many of them hi budget movies) compilations, DVDs and over 45 singles 12” mixes etc it would be hard to find any body more accomplished at their chosen task then this “Trio Infernal”.
Just for a second let us examine some lesser known facts Guitarist and singer ……the Infamous guitarslinger and noted vocalist P Paul Fenech (and he has never revealed what the P stands for). He is a keen and accomplished fencer (the sword kind although they say he is pretty good with a hammer as well) and has many competition medals to prove this and was once the Wiltshire over 20s epée due combat title holder which at county level ain`t bad for geezer who rides motor bikes dabbles in chemistry and runs with a mmmh lets say club that are a world apart from most peoples circle of friends.
I could fill this thing with a myriad of strange and wonderful unknown facts but now I move on to the much more difficult task of a time bomb!!!!!
Wolfgang (the machine) Hördemann
About drummer Wolfgang: what is known is that he was the first meteors fan that the band met on their first trip to Germany at a time when Psychobilly was unheard of there. So I guess that makes him a first and that is something that many people should remember! Paul adds. Almost from the first day he started working for the band , first as a roadie and then driver (it is known that he was a gunner in the German mobile artillery) and a bricklayer coming from the coal mining area of Ruhrpott later he was Pauls guitar tech and constant drinking /brawling partner a thing that after longer then 20 years has never changed.
On a rare occasion and from a long distance in a dark room he had been moaned at for his power full but stripped down style (in the song we wanna wreck here, you will hear PPF singing “I got me a drummer who hits so hard he can knock down fuckin walls”) he replies to his critics (the ones that are still breathing) fuck them! Paul likes it like that !!!! Who wants to see some over playing part time rocker banging out a 40 minute cymbal symphony hitting every drum known to man and boring the shit out of the people we are a Psychobilly band the “Billy” bit is kick and snare (who would know more about it then the band that created it)… I leave the pretty stuff to the part timers who got time to impress other drummers… “We play for audience not for other musos. I drum every day for the Kings”, Paul has said on many occasions the blokes a machine never drops a beat.
I can feel the compression in the back of my head 23, 24 songs in an hour and ten minutes every nite, having said that on all of his recordings you can hear that his style can be anything but simple if needed so bollox… And he has many other useful skills also he is a fuckin good shot! (there was no humour to the tone of that statement). So on that note ill move on!
So on to the bass player: Simon (the prince) Linden:
His nickname coming out of a conversation about if PPF is the king (not something he would say himself always flying the flag that the band who ever the members have been is the king) that would make him the crown prince, as wolf prefers the shadows more like the evil advisor, when we eventually stopped laughing the name stuck. As with gone but never to be forgotten previous bass player Mark Burnett.
The Prince (lol) is of the slap bass variety a thing that the meteors have re embraced over the last few years having stripped their sound down to the bare bones for live performance
The fact that this is his first album with The Meteors and he swears it will be to the death and if you look into his eyes you know that’s as close to the truth as can be predicted means little to the band as they have already laid trax for the next one … “I am the bass player….. already on tour for over a year. I`am not the current one or the next one.. I`am the Meteors bass player simple as that……” (in a way I expected the Prince to say “out of the way man I got slappin to do as he strode off looking completely at home in the band” they love to hate”) but he didn’t as a foot note 38 bass players (including ones that would freak out the bands there in If they knew their loyalty was so shaky ) were slapped in to obscurity by Simon at auditions as soon as he started I knew! PPF remarks its his manner and humour his playing and his born meteorness. I know my own kind and that blokes a monster just like all pure Psychobillys.
As on all The Meteors Records with this one you get all you need to prove and underline the fact that although there are all the elements that define the pure Psychobilly sound The Meteors have continuously mutated, stretched, re-moleculised and driven forward the ugly yet strangely honest genre that they alone are responsible for creating. It was recorded mixed and produced in the newly opened MAD DOG studios in Duisburg Germany, the 2nd of two full time pro-studios owned by the band: ”We don’t just let people do it for us we build the studios we write the songs we do every thing from mic placement to sound proofing so we get what we want in our studios we only do bands rocking punk etc… real music. We understand what its like to be in a band that’s not understood by the mainstream.
Adding to an already winning formula The Meteors are more then happy to be working again with People Like U - Records adding hey so we don’t like 1 or 2 of our label mates but there are some great bands as well and the people that run this record company understand this fucking scene.
Leaving aside the actual word for a moment it’s an excepted and undisputable fact that the genre the world knows as “Psychobilly” was created and is continually championed through good days and bad by the Kings Of Psychobilly The M3T3ORS and though there have been many imitators good and bad, none can compare to the REAL THING.
And one of the reasons for this is because it’s not an outside view: ITS FUCKING REAL
Now that’s scary!!! On a final note, Here we have a saying “There are two kinds of people in the world those who like the Meteors, and……Dickheads. Come home soon boys, I`LL leave a light on for you…
SATAN (your biggest fan)