The Suction

by Cripple Creek Fairies

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Live, the Cripple Creek Fairies are an leather cap wearing, goggle sporting force that demolishes anything in their path. Led by Cam Hayden, the Fairies play strafing rock and roll, the kind that must emulate flying open-cockpit fighter biplanes in the Great War. There’s almost no room to breathe as the CCF descends on you, looming large on stage.
It’s a credit to them, then, that they managed to capture that same energy on The Suction. The album opens teeth bared and guitars loudly overdriven: “edge of Everything” operates along it’s namesake, bleeding right at the limit of the abyss, forcing you to look down every now and then to feel the vertiginous rush. “Country Girls” follows, a distorted salve of rock and roll with a modern polish, which memorably features Hayden singing in a tortured tone, “Country Girls with summer curls/ They got computers now/ They got computers now.”

Some may be turned off by the “modern” description of the album, but The Suction does have a mid-2000s rock and roll tone to it, similar to some of Velvet Revolver’s best work. In fact, some of the riffs on the album sound like Dave Kushner’s rhythm work – that down tuned riffing along the low E string that propels the song forward with a ballsy groove. Cripple Creek Fairies manage to sound modern without sounding cheesy or desperate.

The album closes with the strong “I Choose Rock & Roll,” which has a glam vibe on the chorus as the entire band comes in for the shout-along namesake. By the end of the twelve track album, it’s hard to disagree with the Cripple Creek Fairies: I choose Rock and Roll too.

Sabastian Buzzalino
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released October 15, 2011

All Songs by the Cripple Creek Fairies
Bass/Vox: Les Izmoore
Guitar/Vox: Monster Zero
More Guitar: 66
Drums/Vox: Le Rouge Baron
Additional Vocals: Phil Inne

Recorded @ Huge Ear Studios by Cam Hayden
Mastered By Jaime Harrow
Art by Tomb

Transistor 66

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Cripple Creek Fairies Calgary, Alberta

The CCF started in who gives a crap and then blah blah blah, etc, etc. Rock & Roll band.

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