Published on July 25th, 2012 | by Scott Francis0
King Tuff: King Tuff:: Review
King Tuff doesn’t set out to save rock & roll, but with his self-titled record he seems to be doing his part. A follow-up to his 2008 debut Was Dead, this record is chock full of catchy lyrics, guitar hooks, and rock & roll attitude.
Now, maybe you’ll find yourself wanting to get into a debate about what technically is or isn’t rock & roll, but I don’t care about all that. And neither does King Tuff. You want to rock? How about some damn handclaps? This record has those.
Standout tracks for me are the guitar laden opener “Anthem” and “Keep On Moving” where King Tuff croons “I do the creepy crawl, crazy legs like daddy long…” I have no idea what that means, but it’s catchy and kinda funny and it sticks in your head like a good song should. Every song on this record is fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. From the bubblegum badness of “Bad Thing” and “Baby Just Break The Rules” to the self-deprecating “Stupid Superstar,” this record sets out to do one thing and that’s simply to rock. Don’t think about it too much, just check out this record and I’ll bet you can’t help but find yourself singing along.