REVIEW: BROKEN TEETH “4 On The Floor”

Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster keeps on rockin’.

What can I say, McMaster is the real deal, and after working with his former roommate Mike Driver from FMX 94.5 in Lubbock, TX, I’m even more of a believer.  Driver helped break Dangerous Toys when he was working at a station in Austin, TX back in the 80’s. Let’s just say I heard some bad ass stories about the boys and I’ll leave it at that.

It’s hard to believe that for 20 years Broken Teeth has been McMaster’s engine of destruction. After 8 albums the band shows no signs of slowing down with their latest release “4 On The Floor”, out on the EMP Label run by Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson.

For those new to Broken Teeth, there’s certainly elements of Dangerous Toys, but it leans more towards the AC/DC and Motorhead side of McMaster’s influences. It a nutshell, it’s stripped down, down and dirty, aggressive hard rock.

Since I’ve had the pleasure of following the band since day one I’m going to compare this to their body of work and criticize where it might be needed.  Hey, I’m happier than hell they’re cranking out music but I’m not going to blindly praise them, it’s not fair to the band or the listener.

Having said that, I would venture to say it might be their most diverse album.  It hits you like a hammer like previous records, but McMaster branches out some with “Borrowed Time” and brings the music to a slower grind with “Sinful”.  And that’s fine, it makes the ass-kickers like the title-track, “Getcha Some” and “Let The War Machine Roll” stand out even more.

There’s a fantastic as a tribute to Lemmy and Motorhead called “Never Dead” as well as a great cover of the Kiss Classic “Rock Bottom” that alone make the record worth purchasing.  “House Of Damnation” and “All Or Nothing” are other strong tracks that show why the band has developed a strong following around the world.

I had a little issues with the production, but I also understands budgets. It was a little muddy at times, but really not enough to deter me from listening again and again.  There is plenty of punch to the tracks which is really the important part.

Really there’s not much else to say, it’s strait-forward rock, nothing flashy. It’s customized music for a bike rally or outdoor rock festival. If you can’t get cranked up from this one, you’re probably dead.

Just for the record, I am very thankful these guys keep putting out new music, there’s a misconception that Classic Rockers are stuck in the past and don’t wanna to hear new music. Well, the past ain’t a bad place to be sometimes and this one brings you back there while keeping you alive in the present day.


REVIEW: BROKEN TEETH “4 On The Floor”

Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster keeps on rockin’. What can I say, McMaster is the real deal, and after working with his former roommate Mike Driver from FMX 94.5 in Lubbock, TX, I’m even more of a believer.  Driver helped break Dangerous Toys when he was working at a station in Austin, TX back in the 80’s. Let’s just say I heard some bad ass stories about the boys and I’ll leave it at…

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