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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Friday Five

This week a look at five new videos; a mix of older and new bands, some videos good and some not so good. At least two, maybe three are exotic dancer friendly and one appears to pay tribute to Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Warrant has posted a video for the track “Home”, the latest single from their album Rockaholic. As the title would indicate this is a song/video about wanting to be home with the one you love and a view into the tough road of private jets with abundant leg room, not too mention the carpal tunnel that comes with signing autographs.

The band sounds good, but I can’t shake the fact that this is a remake of Bon Jovi. Also not sure if more disturbed by the amount of Starbucks consumed in this video or that the scenes of “home” mainly consist of chef uniforms and lifting weights. Ladies and gentlemen: The new Warrant!

The next video is titled “Bullets in the Sky” from Million Dollar Reload. Best song of the five if you ask me. Lead singer, Phil Conalane, has a familiar sound… Not sure, but it sounds familiar and it sounds good. Favorite part of the video is in the beginning when the guitarist puts on his cowboy hat. Does the cowboy hat turn on the amps? It sure seems like it does.

Wild Kitten is up next with their video for F.U.C.K. The first twenty seconds are pretty exciting if you like leather and rocker girls dressed like strippers. The song falls off for a while, picking back up at 1:15 (wait for it), but in the end I kept thinking this video needs a pole. Should anyone decide to start a record company titled F.S.B.S. (acronym For Strippers, By Strippers) then I would expect Wild Kitten to be a priority.

“I Like It” is a new video from Bango Tango’s album Pistol Whipped in the Bible Belt. Fans of Bango Tango will like this one. It’s dark and creepy. For anyone with an iPod playlist titled STALKER this one fits nicely after “Night Prowler” by AC/DC.

Finally, a look at Junkyard 69 and their new video “We Want War” from their debut EP On a Wing and a Prayer. The video begins with a burning barrel which means there are tough dudes around. Sure enough, unkempt guys in leather appear. Cut to the stage and the drummer is in a cage. Girls wander the stage during the song and there are random inserted shots of girls in thongs on top of guys who are holding bottles of Jack Daniels. As the video goes on the girls become more sexual with the movements and they appear to be getting hotter which is strange because I haven’t started drinking yet. Why does this band want war? It appears they have already won!

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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