But hey. Maybe that's not a bad thing.
The Wildhearts, a U.K. four-piece that has been playing in various incarnations since the late '80s, sounds like it should be a hair metal band, what with the catchy choruses and crunchy guitar solos. While the band doesn't sport zebra-print unitards (like, say, their tour mates), the Wildhearts still scream in the face of all the soft rock Top 40 hoo-ha. The band's latest CD, The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed, is 11 tracks of pure rock 'n' roll that smells more of leather and whiskey than hair spray. And the track "Get Your Groove On" is pure Motörhead snorting Pixy Stix. Go and get your fix. -- Audra Schroeder