YEAH YEAH YEAHS Released Raw Garage Debut Album ‘FEVER TO TELL’ 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

27 April 2018


ALBUM: FEVER TO TELL – debut longplayer

RELEASED: 29 April 2003 – 15 years ago…

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE wrote: “Karen O is one excitable girl. She’s the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the guitar-drums-gal band whose debut full-length album, Fever to Tell, proves that the New York rock renaissance runs deeper and wilder than the Strokes. Show O a hottie, or just set her up with the tensile riffs that Nick Zinner on guitar and Brian Chase on drums sock out in unison, and she’ll whoop and shriek and wail and pant in paroxysms of true-believer rock & roll. It’s not roots rock. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are closer to Siouxsie and the Banshees (but with a grin) and Led Zeppelin (but with estrogen) than to the blues, though they won’t pass up a good lick wherever they find it. Zinner places his guitar parts like a knife thrower, hurling single notes that leave wide-open spaces. Then he plunges through the middle with power chords. All the while, O moans and struts, having a fine time with old rock poses but using them to reach for something true. – Score: 4/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says : “A raw, garage and blues rock bolide speeding and burning fiercely with Karen O’s indomitable and howling vox fueling every single eruption on this flaming debut as if this was her last performance ever. Inflammable stuff all the way. Vicious score!”

THREE TOP TRACKS: Date With The Night / Maps / Black Tongue…

* DATE WITH THE NIGHT – savage midnight paranoia…

* MAPS – amplified passion…

* BLACK TONGUEBoy you just a stupid bitch / And girl you just a no good dick

Album in full

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