11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the wake of Lemmy Kilmister's passing, longtime Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has found musical solace with his three sons and vocalist Neil Starr in Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. Their full-length debut is a cornucopia of melodic hard-rock jams ("Ringleader," "Freak Show," "Get On Your Knees"), while Campbell's slash-and-burn Motörhead style cuts through on "Gypsy Kiss" and "Dropping the Needle." Before it's over, he lends some deep country twang to the harmonica-driven "Dark Days" and bluesy ballad "Into the Dark."

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the wake of Lemmy Kilmister's passing, longtime Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has found musical solace with his three sons and vocalist Neil Starr in Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. Their full-length debut is a cornucopia of melodic hard-rock jams ("Ringleader," "Freak Show," "Get On Your Knees"), while Campbell's slash-and-burn Motörhead style cuts through on "Gypsy Kiss" and "Dropping the Needle." Before it's over, he lends some deep country twang to the harmonica-driven "Dark Days" and bluesy ballad "Into the Dark."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Buy it.

SlinkyTheSlayer

Terrific album.

Decent album

Chef J 85

However will soon be collecting dust in your collection. This album just doesn't have alot of staying power and outside of having Phil Campbell's name on it what real value would you place on it ??? Without it no way you would be giving it a listen at all. Decent album but almost zero staying power sad but true.

RIP LEMMY !!!

About Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

A hard-htting, old-school rock outfit led by Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons were formed after the death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy in 2015. After the inevitable disbandment of Motörhead, Campbell announced he was working on a solo album, recording with a plethora of guest artists including Rob Halford, Joe Satriani, and Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn. Around the same time, he formed a new band, Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons. Alongside former Attack! Attack! vocalist Neil Starr, the band featured Campbell's three actual sons (none of whom was, in reality, a bastard): guitarist Todd, bassist Tyla, and drummer Dane. While still very much in an old-school rock vein, the new band's material was more stylistically varied than Motörhead's. Their eponymous debut EP appeared in 2016, and their debut full-length, The Age of Absurdity, in 2018 through Nuclear Blast. Campbell's debut solo album was tentatively scheduled for release later that year. ~ John D. Buchanan

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Rock
FORMED
2015

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