BROWER: Live and Contagious: LP

Jan 05, 2022

Brower play a nuanced range of vintage glam pulling influence from bands like The Sweet and Slade, the age of British disco, and a bit of boogie from the first two Kiss albums thrown in. Here they’ve put together a fun offering with a live (?) set enhanced by stadium-level applause and big time audience banter, I believe playing off a legendary rumor Kiss enhanced the audience applause on their breakthrough album Kiss Alive 1. Kiss named their album after Slade’s Alive in homage. Brower’s album cover is an homage to Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous. The performances are great, pulling songs from their demos and debut full-length for a raucous mix of bovver boot-stomping sound and ’70s soft-glam interludes. The stadium experience is funny and flows without denigrating the quality of the songs. It works well as a greatest hits if you wanna check them out. –Billups Allen (DIG!)

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