Bodinrocker – Rock It The Right Way

Anders Bodin hails from Sweden, where he begun writing and playing guitar at the tender age of ten. Influenced by Slade, The Beatles and especially Status Quo, they inspired him to become a serious musician during one of their shows in 1984.

Releasing his debut album “Hall Of Flames” in 2006, Bodin continued to write and perform, eventually securing a support slot with the mighty Quo themselves! It´s around this time that he started using the title Bodinrocker (which is Bodin´s nickname) as the bands moniker.

The inspiration of Quo is evident throughout opening song “Foreign Land”, with its “heads-down” boogie and it takes on the feel of some of their mid-eighties material. “Long Way Round” is closer to something The Move might have released, with an authentic sixties feel. The West Coast Rock of “Dreaming Away” ows a dept to Tom Petty and is a pleasant little tune. The end of the release has us heading back into realiable Boogie territory with “The Race” and “Space”.

As easy as it is to knock the Quo for being three chord wonders, no band really seems to be able to replicate their signature sound to any degree. Bodinrocker certainly puts in a good attempt, but ultimately the songs leave you wanting the real thing.

Ray Paul