4.5 out of 5 Stars!
On its first official release, The Dogs D’Amour delivered some ultra-catchy, decadent, and rollicking “Sleaze ‘N’ Roll.” I loved this U.K. band when it first appeared, with singer Tyla and the other glammed-up guys doing their best impression of The Rolling Stones, and 1988’s In the Dynamite Jet Saloon album saw the band at its most prolific, most defiant, most ravenous period of its career.
Opening with the magnificent track “Debauchery” (that says a lot, huh?), this album just doesn’t let up for a moment. And with its roster of additional tunes including “Last Bandit,” “Wait Until I’m Dead,” “Everything I Want,” “Medicine Man,” and the catchy-as-hell “How Come It Never Rains” along with the potential hit “bonus” track “The Kid From Kensington,” In the Dynamite Jet Saloon is (to me) a classic of the genre.
Like when it comes to Hanoi Rocks from about the same period in time, you can listen to the “Dogs” and practically smell the fumes of whiskey and cigarettes wafting through the stereo speakers…indeed, “Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum…Debauchery” pretty much says it all.