‘ANARCHY’ IN NYC: CRASHDIET WRAPS MINI-TOUR TONIGHT, NEW SONG
On Crashdiet’s string of North America dates, which finishes tonight at Webster Hall in New York, the neo-glam quartet unveiled new song “Anarchy,” our first peek at their upcoming fourth album (out in January). From iffy live footage of the jam (below), we can judge that the new set will sound quite similar to 2010’s Generation Wild, their first with third singer Simon Cruz: That is, more “Blitzkrieg Bop” than “Unskinny Bop.”
That might bug some fans who got on board with Crashdiet at their dark Def Lep debut in 2005, but the injection of punk in Cruz-era Crashdiet gives their sound fresh life, a sharpening of the teeth so deeply sunk into cheese on 2007’s The Unattractive Revolution. Plus, the hulked-out, blonde-mohawked Cruz is the spine of Crashdiet now that he is about to become their first ever two-album singer — and that includes founding frontman Dave Lepard (R.I.P.), with whom Crashdiet’s vibe is so inextricably linked.