New Airbourne Track “Boneshaker” Sounds Exactly Like Old Airbourne Track
Let me start by saying that I very much enjoy Airbourne. The brand of AC/DC worship they’ve been carrying on for the past decade-plus is super fun, and they get a pass because — weirdly — no one else is doing it right now. It’s been a long while since AC/DC have released anything new (although that seems about to change), but Airbourne’s recent output tops anything the real deal outfit has put out in the past two decades.
That said, it’s impossible not to make fun of the band for their new song “Boneshaker,” the press release for which starts out like this:
“With Boneshaker, all-action Aussie rockers Airbourne decided to take the bolder path: to align with Nashville’s Number One producer — Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the A Star Is Born soundtrack. It was their way of staking out new turf away from comfort zones and safe havens…”
That quote might lead you to believe Airbourne have pushed into a bold new direction, perhaps flirting with country music and maybe even pop. How exciting!
But five seconds into “Boneshaker” are all you’ll need to determine that’s not the case at all. It sounds exactly like every other Airbourne song ever made! Literally no difference. AC/DC worship based around variations on a two-chord riff. And that’s fiiiiiine… the song is super catchy, and it’s good. But why the big proclamation about “new turf” and stepping outside “country zones”? I honestly would have LOVED to hear a country/pop version of this band. Oh well! Maybe next time.
Boneshaker comes out on October 25 via Spinefarm; pre-order here.