Nunchucker – Motherfucker Superior

Have you ever bought a record simply because there was a mostly naked nun showing her boobs on the cover? Because that is 100% the reason that I purchased this album. Thirteen-year-old me would think this is the greatest record in the history of music and would want to “listen” to it every single day.

Motherfucker Superior is one of those albums where I did not know what to expect; I assumed the sacrilegious cover art meant rock n roll of some sort.

 

This is definitely a rock record, but Motherfucker Superior is not very heavy at all.  It has a more classic feel to the rock n roll.  It sounds very much like old-school Kiss with a hint of Lenny Kravitz mixed in.  Strangely, the vocal work sometimes ventures into sounding like ZZ Top.

Those elements are blended together in a very unpolished way.  It is obvious that the band did not have a very large production budget for this album.  It sounds like it was recorded at their friend’s house because that guy happens to have a couple of microphones and a Mac.  Some bands use that low-budgetness to their advantage and make a very raw and gritty sounding record, but that is not the case with this album.

 

The riffs are great and the energy is high, but Motherfucker Superior sounds like something recorded by the best band from your high-school.

 

I very much appreciate the work that Nunchucker is doing and the style they are going for.  Hopefully, they can find better production techniques to help capture that sound.

 

My favorite track: The Sweet Smell of Rock n’ Roll

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