Kissin’ Dynamite – “Generation Goodbye – Dynamite Nights” 2CD / DVD (AFM Records)
Let’s hear it for Swabian Stadium Rock!!! Hailing from Germany villages near the Bang Your Head festival and formed at high school, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Kissin’ Dynamite have their sights set right for the top, what with being named after AC/DC’s song and opening for UDO early on in their career. Beyond that of course, it’s their amazing music that sets your pants on fire which is fast making the name for this hugely talented band. Playing a mix of ballsy but catchy stadium rock, this sold out crowd don’t need an invitation from vocalist Hannes Braun to go mental in singing and chanting their way through the likes of ‘Generation Goodbye’, ‘She Came She Saw’ and naturally my personal fave, the monumentally addictive ‘Sex Is War’ – complete with roaring crowd participation! Naturally, its not all rock out mayhem and ballads like ‘Against The World’ and ‘Masterpiece’ showcase the more passionate side of the band, not to mention their broader song writing skills, which clearly are at elite level in producing masterfully catchy tunes. Now 5 studio albums into their ascending career, this 25 track double live release is perfectly timed to catapult the band to the next level bringing the majesty of Swabia to the masses – an absolute must have!