BROKEN TEETH RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR THE SONG "BULLET" TAKEN FROM THE LATEST AND GREATEST RELEASE FROM THE TEETH, "VIVA LA ROCK, FANTASTICO" The video was shot entirely in South Austin, TX. The band is gearing up to make a mini-series of at least two more videos from "Viva" and are doing shows around Texas, and hitting the high seas again on the rock n roll cruise ship - SHIPROCKED - November 14-19, 2011, for a third time.
The track comes off the band's latest album, "Viva La Rock, Fantastico", which was released in January 2010 via Perris Records. Featuring 13 all-new tracks, the CD was written on the road during BROKEN TEETH's 2008-2009 "Blood on the Road Tour". As expected, the fifth release from the hard-bitten Texas head-knockers is torn from the same hellraiser's hymnal that gave us the likes of MOTÖRHEAD, AC/DC, RHINO BUCKET and other wheels-of-steel rockers.
"Viva La Rock, Fantastico" is another evil sermon of devilish delights and rock-altar anthems. From the torch-fire, rat-a-tat blast of "Blackheart" and the frantic missile-scream of "Dressin' Up in Flames" to the nervous shakedown of "Break the Spell", and the aptly titled "Exploder", "Viva La Rock, Fantastico" finds BROKEN TEETH's six-string pitchfork attack taking equal jabs at feverish fun ("Twister" and "Bullet") and pleasurable pain ("Spitting Nails" and "Get Outta Here Alive").
Helping BROKEN TEETH fan the "Fantastico" flames is blood-sweating Canadian rocker Danko Jones. The rock and roll outlaw from the Great White North lends backup vocals to the album's tequila-spiked title track as well as the shout-along stormer "Big Spender".
BROKEN TEETH formed in Austin, Texas, in 1999 when vocalist Jason McMaster recruited former members of DANGEROUS TOYS, DIRTY LOOKS and PARIAH for a side project that allowed band members to have some fun indulging their dirty rock influences, including AC/DC, ROSE TATTOO, CIRCUS OF POWER and THE FOUR HORSEMEN. More than a decade later, BROKEN TEETH has firmly established its own tattered and frayed identity with a discography that includes the self-titled debut, "Guilty Pleasure", "Blood On The Radio" and "Electric".
Broken Teeth have started writing new material for its fifth studio release, and are planning on a U.S. tour to follow it's release. Stay tuned for Teeth at here and reverbnation.com/brokenteethtexas.
BROKEN TEETH ON THE 2011 SHIPROCKED CRUISE
BROKEN TEETH would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the exotic Mayan Riviera, making stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry's most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 14th, and returning on November 19, 2011.
The lineup for ShipRocked 2011 features will feature over a dozen artists performing on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside Broken Teeth will be the amazing Buckcherry, Hinder, Hellyeah!, Sevendust and In This Moment. And if that's not enough to wet your rock and roll appetite, Lynam, Rival Sons and several other artists yet to be announced will also be joining you onboard!
In addition to mingling with the rockstars, you'll be treated like one with exclusive artist hosted events and activities. The Poesia will keep the food and beverages flowing long into the night so you can rock til you drop! And with multiple pools, jacuzzis, a luxury spa and a state of the art gym onboard, you can stay refreshed and reenergized for the next round of rock and roll!
So, if you're ready to join Broken Teeth for this one of a kind musical adventure, visit www.GetShipRocked.com today! The general on-sale begins on Monday, February 28th at 12p-ET. Prices start at only $799 per person (based on double occupancy, and subject to availability), which includes access to all ShipRocked concerts and activities, deluxe stateroom, meals, ship activities, ship entertainment and much, much more!. After Feb-28 can book your cabin online any time of day or night, or you can contact a ShipRocked reservations agent by calling 1-888-438-9509.
Get ShipRocked with Broken Teeth, and create rock and roll memories for a lifetime!
BROKEN TEETH WILL BE TOURING THIS SUMMER (2011) - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
THE BAND WILL ALSO BE STARTING TO WRITE NEW MATERIAL FOR A NEW RELEASE!!
Discovery Channel Rocks!!
November 22, 2010
The New series "The Brewmasters" episode one - "Bitches Brew" shows lead brewer Bryan Selders, sporting his Broken Teeth Tour shirt proudly. Check the show on the Discovery Channel. The Brewmasters.
JASON MCMASTER GETS HIS DUE: A STAR ON THE SOUTH TEXAS MUSIC WALK OF FAME
November 3, 2010
Heavy metal screamer Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth) is set to make Texas history, as the first metal artist honored by the ‘South Texas Music Walk Of Fame’ in his hometown of Corpus Christi.
A vocalist, bassist, guitarist, and songwriter with two gold-certified records under his belt, McMaster is notorious for being one of the busiest musicians in rock and roll. His rock and roll resume dates back to 1982, when he fronted influential progressive metal band Watchtower, later moving on to make headlines with the southern sleaze rock act Dangerous Toys. In recent years, Jason has been channeling his talent into the Austin-based hard rock act Broken Teeth, having released five albums since the band’s formation in 1999; along with two albums from his NWOHB influenced band Ignitor, and various tribute bands. His impact on the Texas rock and metal scene was previously recognized in 1998, with an induction into the Texas Music Hall Of Fame.
The South Texas Music Walk of Fame honors six new Texas artists every year, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kickstarts the annual WaterStreet Market Music & Arts Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas. McMaster will officially be inducted in June 2011.
Jason is currently finishing up a tour of the midwest with Broken Teeth before embarking on Shiprocked, alongside other rock acts including Vince Neil, Cinderella, Tesla, and Sevendust. Shiprocked will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 11-14, 2010 onboard the MSC Poesia. This year’s cruise will feature two Bahamas port stops in both Nassau and the amazing private island of Coco Cay Bay. Visit the Shiprocked website at http://www.getshiprocked.com/ for more information.
METAL RULES INTERVIEW WITH JASON MCMASTER
July 12, 2010
From his early beginnings singing in progressive tech-metal pioneers Watchtower to fronting the hard rocking, gold record certified Dangerous Toys; Jason McMaster has long since been considered "The Godfather of Texas Metal". Upon speaking with the ever charismatic multi-instrumentalist, a more fitting title might be "Texas Metal Ambassador" as he is surely one of the most out going and friendly musicians you are likely to find. You can always count on finding Jason on stage in the clubs. Perhaps he is decked out in leather and studs, delivering the goods in his Judas Priest tribue act Sad Wings, or you might find him fronting one of his more recent bands like the classic metal inspired act Ignitor or the AC/DC swagger of Broken Teeth. In fact, it's not an uncommon occurence for a touring marquee act to take notice of Jason in the audience and invite him on-stage for an all-star jam. Armored Saint did just that several years ago, and Shadows Fall went as far as to ask Jason McMaster for his blessing before recording a cover of "Teas'n Pleas'n" before inviting him to sing in the studio on their cover song. I recently had the honor of visiting with Jason about his storied career and for the better part of an hour we touched base on the early days of Watchtower and Dangerous Toys, the late, great Chuck Schuldiner's appreciation for Jason's music and life on the road. You will hear first hand as Jason goes into detail about the inner workings of the music business and his band's dealings working with a major label. This interview was conducted the morning of May 16th, 2010. Considering the date this special interview took place and Jason's back breaking work ethic, it is only fitting to add in closing "Long Live Rock N' Roll"!
VIVA LA ROCK, FANTASTICO PICKED BY DANKO JONES ON EXPLOREMUSIC WITH ALAN CROSS
BROKEN TEETH TO JOIN THE 2010 SHIPROCKED CRUISE
BROKEN TEETH RELEASE VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK OFF OF LATEST ALBUM VIVA LA ROCK, FANTASTICO!
Broken Teeth is continuing to make 2010 a banner year for themselves with the release of the video for the title track off their latest album Viva La Rock, Fantastico. The video was shot throughout the streets of the band’s hometown of Austin during this year’s 12th Annual Texas Rockfest and features a video-cameo by Canadian rocker Danko Jones who also performed live with Broken Teeth during last month’s SXSW Music Conference. The footage from the street gives the video a raw, punk rock feel and captures the pure rock n’ roll energy of both the song and album Viva La Rock, Fantastico. The video can be viewed on Youtube here and below.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico continues to earn Broken Teeth praise since it’s release with recent shout outs from Eddie Trunk on his radio show as well as a “Pick Of The Week” by Jim Florentine on a recent episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. Broken Teeth will also be featured in the UK’s Classic Rock Magazine’s tribute to the 30th anniversary of the release of AC/DC’s legendary album Back In Black that will be in their July issue. The band covers the AC/DC classic “What Do You Do For Money Honey” on the cover mount CD that is included with commemorative issue as well.
Rock Report CD Review on Viva La Rock, Fantastico click here to visit site
Man, are these Texans vicious or what? The band, formed in 1999 by Jason McMaster (Watchtower/Dangerous Toys) is already on its 5th release and they show no sign of backing down, softening up or any other wimpy attribute. Name whatever AC/DC-sounding band these days, anyone for that matter, ad a gallon of kerosene to the equation, blowtorch it and you'll know the direction these boys are taking you in. It ain't no brightly-lit shopping street, little wussy but a foul-smelling, rat-infested back alley.
This album rocks on all sixes through 13 songs with neck-breaking speed and if that wasn't enough, our favorite Canadian rocker Danko Jones is lighting some extra fuses on title-song 'Viva La Rock, Fantastico' & 'Big Spender'. Scream for me!
NEWEST EPISODE OF VH1-CLASSIC'S, "THAT METAL SHOW", PLUGS THE NEW BROKEN TEETH RELEASE-"VIVA LA ROCK,FANTASTICO"
It has been a whirlwind year for Broken Teeth so far in 2010 thanks to the release of their new album Viva La Rock, Fantastico and the acclaim and accolades are continuing to roll in right on the heels of a number of SXSW appearances coming up this week. The Austin quintet’s latest album was recently selected as a Pick Of The Week by Jim Florentine on the Stump The Trunk portion of VH1’s That Metal Show. Viva La Rock, Fantastico was described on the show as “like old school AC/DC, real high energy, awesome!” Check out the below!
The album has also been Perris Records’ top seller of 2010 thus far. Of the sales, Perris Records CEO Tom Mathers says he “is very impressed by the worldwide demand for the release. This week there has been a huge spike in the sales after the CD was featured as Jim Florentine’s ‘Pick Of The Week” on That Metal Show.”
"Knuckle-Dragger, Mouth-Breather Rock 'N Roll" Review
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“I love DANKO JONES,” exclaims Jason McMaster, vocalist for the Austin, Texas based BROKEN TEETH. In fact, McMaster was so impressed by Danko’s inimitable brand of rock ‘n roll that he managed to corral the Canadian into recording vocals for two songs on the new Broken Teeth album, Viva La Rock, Fantastico. Jones lent his pipes to the title track as well as ‘Big Spender’.
“The first time I heard Danko was about five or six years ago, from a friend of mine in Scotland named Allison who burned me some shit,” reveals McMaster. “She sent me THE DARKNESS and she sent me Danko Jones. The Darkness flew out the fucking window of my van! I couldn’t even get through the first song. But Danko Jones lived in my CD player for months and months. Then he came through Austin not that long after, supporting TURBONEGRO. It was almost pre-destined. I was so excited because I was so into it! No one I knew had heard of Danko Jones. But when I went to the show, there were people that knew all the fucking words. They were completely celebrating his set. He literally is an underground favourite. Much like myself, his band are metal heads. They love CATHEDRAL and SLAYER."
Before seeing Jones live and meeting him in-person, McMaster "read an article that Danko wrote for Rock Hard Germany about how shitty metal got in the ‘90s – rap metal and nu metal being sold as metal but it wasn’t metal. It was just somebody in California trying to come up with a new flavour; and it wasn’t a very good one. Danko’s article touched on that. It wasn’t slamming anything, it just removed the mask from what people were calling metal in that decade. It was a passive aggressive type of article that was very to the point, saying he gave up on metal because it was so bad and it wasn’t real. Then all of a sudden in the early 2000s, he started realizing there’s a lot of kick-ass shit out there again; and I feel the same way. That’s what I love about bands like Danko Jones and Broken Teeth – we’re not afraid to be heavy metal and still keep the blues. That sort of knuckle-dragger, mouth-breather rock ‘n roll, but keeping it clever like the good old KISS and AC/DC songs. That took a back seat just like real metal took a back seat. When I first heard Danko, he reminded me of the bands of the late ‘80s like CIRCUS OF POWER and JUNKYARD. There was a lot of shit back then that was timeless.”
Viva La Rock, Fantastico (the song) is inspired by “the French band TRUST. I love that record Savage. The version of course that’s all in English. My old band WATCHTOWER used to cover ‘Repression’ off of that album. Of course ANTHRAX does ‘Antisocial’. I love how Bernie the singer’s fucking accent – and he’s not even thinking about it – is so rat-a-tat-tat machine gun delivery. I wanted to do something like that in a song, but I didn’t know how to apply it being just a dumb American. I don’t know French. I might as well be Mexican. I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. I don’t know Spanish – strike me down for that. Texas is Mexico. The only thing I could come up with to celebrate what we have going on in Broken Teeth was the phrase Viva La Rock, Fantastico. I started to sing it and it took me to where I needed to go to feel what Bernie was doing in all those kick-ass Trust songs. Even though it’s bastardized and is closer to a dumb Tex-Mex flavour, I think it came out really fun and cool. It’s kind of a little punk rock song and I was glad that Danko wanted to be on it and humour us with his stuff.”
Writing for Viva La Rock, Fantastico (the album) happened on the road. Not an ideal scenario for numerous bands, yet for Broken Teeth, it facilitated the creative spark. “I’ve got this little digital recorder made by Boss, it’s a BR600. All the gear heads out there will know exactly what I’m talking about. It has so much potential… you can record your album on this thing,” explains McMaster. “It’s got any application you would want, especially if you’re on the road in the back of a bus or a hotel room. It runs on batteries. It’s got a drum machine, a built-in microphone as well as microphone inputs and guitar inputs. It’s got a tuner on it. What else do you need? So I just plugged into this thing whenever I felt there was something bubbling. I was singing into this little box. It’s as big as a library book. I was just fucking this thing in the back of the bus off and on for about a year and a half. Some of the songs that made the record, I wrote the night before the last day of tracking. Overall, we had 30 songs. Some of them obviously better than others, some of them a little bit unfinished, but anything that was recorded on that little portable studio, turns into a skeleton anyway. If I felt some inspiration, I would literally plug into it, find a beat and five minutes later I had a fucking song.” Talk about capturing the moment. Thanks to technology, scribbling down notes on bar napkins and then revisiting them at the end of the tour is a thing of the past. “You’re right. I could be in the dressing room with a bunch of people around and hear something that would inspire a lyrical idea or have a riff just ghost into my head and I could record it right there on the spot.”
The name Broken Teeth implies that this is a band not afraid to take a beating and look ugly, plug in and play – no matter what. “That’s right. I don’t mind emulating some of the music that I grew up with in my song writing because it makes me feel good. I can press play on a video in my head of the first time I heard that song that’s influencing me to sound and feel whatever I’m trying to conjure up. It’s important that people realize that’s what I’m doing. I’m conjuring up a memory or a moment in rock ‘n roll history and serving it to you hot and in your face.”
Although Broken Teeth released a live album, Blood On The Radio, in 2004 and a compilation disc, Electric, in 2008, Viva La Rock, Fantastico is the first full, new album in eight years; the proper follow-up to 2002’s Guilty Pleasure. “That’s a scary reality that I guess I’ve been in denial about admitting to, but that’s exactly right. The scary thing about Viva La Rock, Fantastico is there’s no Paul Lidel at all. When I was writing a riff, it was like, what would Paul play? His influence is forever in stone in the attitude and vibe of the guitars in Broken Teeth. All the way from DIRTY LOOKS and the songs he wrote in the later era of DANGEROUS TOYS – bluesy, dirgy, heavy Joe Perry (from AEROSMITH) on Quaaludes. I think the song on Viva La Rock, Fantastico that I’m literally trying to emulate something Paul would write is ‘Dressing Up In Flames’, which is quickly becoming known as the song that has a JET guitar riff with me screaming old KISS album titles over the chorus – which is perfect. I’ll take that! I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”
Since the recording of Viva La Rock, Fantastico, Broken Teeth has undergone a lineup change. “Unfortunately we’ve had to replace our bass player Brett (McCormick). He’s kind of tied up at the moment and has to deal with some things. The new guy we have now is Travis Wife. He’s a friend of ours who’s been playing in bands his whole life. He’s a dog just like we are. We’ll be hitting the road a little bit. It’s just so expensive in this do it yourself rock ‘n roll world. Diesel fuel is still a little pricey. This is all by the seat of our pants. None of us have real good jobs or anything, but we are supporting ourselves. I teach vocals at a chain called School of Rock. There’s 50 schools nationwide. I’m the vocal coach at the Austin chapter. I’m getting more and more students as the months go by. I also work at a really cool heavy metal shop called Encore Records in Austin. David teaches guitar and Travis is in school. Jared’s an engineer. We’re fighting to survive and be a rock ‘n roll band and that’s ok. It gives us character and makes it real because we mean business. When we get in a room together, it’s fucking on!”
Delving further into the Broken Teeth live plans, McMaster admits to “a two-week tour in the summer – late May, early June (dates can be found here). There’s also going to be another Broken Teeth tour in the fall. Last year Broken Teeth was on a cruise called Shiprocked. The bigger bands were: RATT, QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA and SKID ROW with a bunch of b-level bands. Man, that thing could literally save rock ‘n roll! It’s this thing you can go on for five days and call it a vacation – but you’re wearing a laminate and you’re backstage. It’s like riding on a giant fucking tour bus on the ocean with all your favourite bands for five days, partying balls with them. It’s pretty cool. I’m excited that we got asked to do that again. That happens in November (11th - 14th onboard the MSC Poesia). The headliners they’re talking about getting this year are just as cool or even cooler than the other ones” - CINDERELLA and HAIL! have since been confirmed.
Although the majority of cruise-goers enjoyed the rock ‘n roll, not everyone was pleased with Broken Teeth and McMaster’s banter. “Granny and Grandpa are sitting by the pool while you’re doing sound check, letting the f-bombs fly. They’d go tell the shipmaster and you’d get in a little bit of trouble. That literally happened to me! Broken Teeth actually kicked off the whole thing. It was five o’clock in the evening, we hadn’t even got away from the dock yet and I’m like, ‘check one two, motherfucker, hey motherfuckers.’ I thought this was a rock ‘n roll thing, but there’s still that element on the ship. So I had to reel it in a little bit but that’s ok. By the time the show started, Granny and Grandpa were done and the little kids were done, so it was safe to throw the horns!”
Jason McMaster on Broken Teeth's "Viva La Rock, Fantastico"
The Musician's Voice - click here to visit site
March 23, 2010
Here's a new March 2010 interview with vocalist Jason McMaster from Broken Teeth. The Texas rockers have unleashed one monster of an album called "Viva La Rock Fantastico," which can be descibed as an AC/DC foundation with a punk spirit and full-on metal overtones - it flat out rocks. Jason talks in depth about the record -from writing to recording, as well as the band itself, including the history of Broken Teeth. Jason also talks about making music in his homebase of Austin, Texas, and the musical community that thrives there. Other topics of discussion include the still touring Dangerous Toys, Jason's other projects, including the power metal band Ignitor, as well as his thoughts on music in general. Make sure you check out Broken Teeth's "Viva La Rock Fantastico" - it notably features a guest spot by Danko Jones, who at the time of the interview had just finished shooting a video for the record's title track with Broken Teeth in Texas. Crushing, cathartic, sonically intense rock 'n roll, Broken Teeth are truly a force of nature. Thanks to Jason for the chat, and look him up at www.brokenteeth.com.
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By: Scott Alisoglu
So this is the fifth album from BROKEN TEETH, eh? Apparently, I've been out of the loop with regard to Jason McMaster's (DANGEROUS TOYS, IGNITOR) high-voltage rock 'n roll outfit that was formed in 1999 with former members of DANGEROUS TOYS, DIRTY LOOKS, and PARIAH. If nothing else, the one thing about "Viva La Rock, Fantastico!" that is an uncontestable certainty is that it is a far more suitable vehicle for McMaster's wild 'n wooly, whisky-burn vocals than is the case with IGNITOR, that's for damn sure. Even better is that it is destined to be one of the year's best in the category of ass-kickin' hard rock.
That McMaster can tear up a mic when the down n' dirty is involved will surprise no one. The upshot is that "Viva La Rock, Fantastico!" benefits from much more than Jason's immaculate performance. Collectively, the 13-track offering is a damn definitive representation of balls out, AC/DC-inspired, American rock 'n roll. You can throw out any number of names for comparison purposes, including NASHVILLE PUSSY, AIRBOURNE and THE FOUR HORSEMEN, all of which are relevant for one reason or another, but a large part of the electrifying energy and rousing songwriting harkens back to the Bon Scott era of AC/DC, albeit with a cruisin' and boozin' American hard rock bent. The not-so-secret secret of this unquestionably unoriginal (about which nobody should give two shits) and unashamedly loud 'n proud album is the mix of propulsive bass/drum back-beat, rubbed-raw riffing, screaming Angus-esque solos, and choruses that are easily-grasped and shout-worthy. I mean really now, if you can't get your fire lit with quick and catchy hotshots like "Twister", "Dressin' Up in Flames", "Exploder", "Back on the Road", and "Spitting Nails", then a trip to the doctor is in order because of the distinct possibility that you are without a pulse. While the bulk of the material consists of up-tempo barroom brawlers, an album highlight, all around-around great song, and prime example of Australian amplified groove is heard on the sleazy and bass-driven "Break the Spell". Finally, guest vocal contributions from Danko Jones on the title track and "Big Spender" add contrasting flavor.
Album number five hasn't a thing to do with surprises, with the possible exception of it being so goddamn much fun. Resounding, raucous and hotter than hell, "Viva La Rock, Fantastico!" proves that there are still bands left out there that not only get it, but that also are capable of knocking it out of the park, as BROKEN TEETH have so ably demonstrated here.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Review All*Access Magazine - click here to view article on their site
By: The Atomic Chaser
Broken Teeth return with their latest slab of pure uncut rock fury with, ‘Viva La Rock Fantastico’, and just like their previous outings, this one is a rattlesnake with one bad ass attitude. The new album is a power-chord bonanza that is sure to get your blood pumping in no time flat! If you’re an AC/DC fan and you haven’t heard Broken Teeth, shame on you! Where have you been?! Broken Teeth are a guaranteed can of whoop ass who take no prisoners! As the boys serve up with the new album. Some of the standouts are the ball breaking movers like “Twister”, “Bullet”, and “Blackheart”. Danko Jones lends his vocal chops on the adrenaline induced title track and “Big Spender” (by the way thanks to the fan that sent Jason the CD that featured Danko Jones). Then you have “Exploder”, proving once and for all why Broken Teeth are a force to be reckoned with. If you’ve listened to Broken Teeth before you already know what to expect. Nothing fancy, this is Jason McMaster and the boys coming out swinging and going for the throat from the moment you press play. If McMaster’s straight from the gut lyrics, guttural vocals, and the bands scorching guitar riffs don’t get your blood boiling, then you are simply D.O.A! Like I mentioned before, if you love AC/DC and Rose Tattoo, there is no way you are going to get off with Broken Teeth. These a rock and roll renegades love this music too and they are not ashamed to acknowledge these influences. However, what they do, and do so well, is to drag rock music into the new millennium and give it a kick up the ass for good measure! If you want great rock ‘n’ roll – loud, hard and fast with great guitar work, sing-a-long choruses and heavy drum beats, Broken Teeth’s ‘Viva La Rock Fantastico’ is sure to satisfy. They say, actions speak louder than words, get your hands on this bad boy and hit play. You’ll hear and feel what I mean! THIS ALBUM ROCKS! VIVA BROKEN TEETH!
Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Review Hard Rock Hideout - click here to view article on their site
By: Rob Rockitt
I have been a fan of Jason McMaster for a long time. From Watchtower, to Dangerous Toys, to Broken Teeth, I have pretty much enjoyed all of the bands he has performed in. With that being said, it is hard for me to believe that Broken Teeth has already matched the number of studio releases as Jason McMaster’s other band Dangerous Toys, but they have done just that. With their latest release, Viva La Rock, Fantastico, McMaster and company may have released the finest Broken Teeth record to date.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico sounds as if Broken Teeth walked into the studio and performed the same kind of high energy set that they do live. It is a no frills hard rock effort cram packed with crank worthy tunes to help you get your party started.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico explodes out of the gate with fast paced rocker “Blackheart”. The Motorhead like feel to this tune instantly had me wanting to play the air drums. “Exploder” delivers that one-two punch for this CD. If “Blackheart” didn’t reel you in, “Exploder” will get the job done with its breakneck rhythm and energetic riffs.
At this point Viva La Rock Fantastico is merciless with its high-speed tunes. You don’t get a moment to catch your breath until the song “Break the Spell”. This tune does a very good job of breaking up the pace with its AC/DC inspired riffs. This song may lack in originality, but Broken Teeth deliver it with such conviction, you will hardly care. McMaster’s razor-sharp vocals, and the riffs of Tuten & Beeson are damn near perfect here.
Jason McMaster has made no secret that he is a fan of Danko Jones. The song “Twister” has similar pacing as some of Danko’s previous work. Borrowed ideas or not, “Twister” is one hell of an infectious tune.
The guitar riff on “Back On The Road” is so insanely catchy that I consider this song, one of Broken Teeth’s best. I can’t this song out of my head.
Much like “Twister” before it, “Bullet” also that similar guitar rhythms as Danko Jones. This is another fun tune that I like a lot.
Danko Jones sings on the title track “Viva La Rock, Fantastico!”, as well as the following tune “Big Spender”. The end result are two classic Broken Teeth songs that make Viva La Rock Fantastico a must own record for all Danko Jones, and hard rock fans alike.
If you like your hard rock raw, and not over produced, you are going to love this CD. The songs are fairly short in length. What they lack in length, they deliver in punch. Viva La Rock Fantastico is one of my favorites of 2010. Don’t miss this!
Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Review City Beat - click here to view article on their site By: Brian Baker
Broken Teeth isn’t exactly a household name, but the Texas quintet has been cranking out blistering Hard Rock for well over a decade and inspiring comparisons to the genre’s best known and, perhaps more to the point, biggest selling proponents, so it begs the question: Why aren’t these guys huge?
Clearly, they’re not reinventing the wheel on their fifth full-length, Viva La Rock, Fantastico!, but they’re most assuredly putting the rubber to the road from start to finish. With a dash of Sweet (“Blackheart”), a dollop of Motorhead (“Dressing Up in Flames”), a steaming slab of AC/DC (“Exploder,” “Spitting Nails,” “Break the Spell”) and a spicy chunk of ZZ Top (“Twister”), Broken Teeth never let the meters move out of the red for the duration of Viva La Rock.
Former Dangerous Toys and Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster tears into this material like a Frankensteined stitch job hybrid of Axl Rose, Bon Scott and Lemmy and the band — guitarists Jared Tuten and David Beeson, bassist Brett McCormick, drummer Bruce Rivers — lay down a scorching riff-swollen soundtrack that’s hotter than hell’s hinges.
Anyone who requires any additional testimonial proof of Broken Teeth’s Hard Rock credentials, Canadian Rock shouter Danko Jones guests on a pair of tracks here because, as it turns out, he’s a fan. If even one of the above reference points causes your blood pressure to rise even slightly, you should be washing a Broken Teeth T-shirt at least once a week and testing both the integrity of your rear windshield and the destructive power of your car speakers with Viva La Rock, Fantastico!
Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Review
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A new recording from Jason McMaster is almost always cause for celebration. First bursting upon the scene with Watchtower and then hitting his stride with Dangerous Toys, 'Pastor' McMaster has been a true rock workhorse, seemingly putting recording and touring before even breathing and eating. Viva La Rock, Fantastico! is the latest from McMaster's AC/DC influenced concoction known as Broken Teeth, a band that is as abrasive as their name suggests.
As always, McMaster's voice is at its screeching best. Love-it or hate-it, this is the voice of deliciously sleazy hard rock. It is a voice that slices through your skin with the precision of a razor-sharp blade before reaching inside, grabbing hold of your spinal cord, and shaking the shit right out of it. That's what it, and Broken Teeth, do to me anyway -- the music hits so hard that it sends a shiver right down my spine. This doesn't happen often, but when it does you know you've stumbled upon musical perfection.
Hit random on the CD player, close your eyes, and a gem is going to start up. From beginning to end Viva La Rock, Fantastico! hits hard, mixing the snotty-nosed attitude of Dangerous Toys' underrated Pissed with a furious rendition of AC/DC's three chord boogie. It makes for a great combination on every song, but especially "Blackheart", "Exploder", "Bullet", "Ride Upon Glory" and the title-track. The CD creates an image of 'Pastor' McMaster standing behind his podium, with lightning and crimson skies in the background, while his loyal subjects bang their heads in agreement and endlessly scream for more.
There is a line in the opening song that really sums up Viva La Rock, Fantastico! as a whole, "If you like it loud, loud is what we're feeding". Broken Teeth have been around for a decade now, but they sound as fresh today as they did when they stormed upon the hard rock scene. What a way to ring in the New Year!
Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Review
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Rating: 6 stars!
I'm old enough to remember a hair band named Dangerous Toys; they had a few hit singles & their music was heavy metal that used blues based rock as it's focal point & the bands biggest hit was a song called "Teasin' Pleasin'" which I'll admit that I loved back in the day & if my memory serves me correctly, Dangerous Toys were darlings of the MTV & Headbanger's Ball back in that era..what I mean is, the band actually got played on MTV, they got decent exposure on the channel & it's how the rock world first got to know lead singer Jason McMaster, who just happens to be the frontman for Texas Rock band Broken Teeth. Broken Teeth are more punk influenced in their approach as opposed to Dangerous Toys...Dangerous Toys was strictly hard rock whereas Broken Teeth delves into punk, hard core, rock & Jason's vocals are still strong, raspy & powerful on each & every track on the new Broken Teeth record, "Viva Rock Fantastico!". "Blackheart" kicks the disc off & in all honesty, the cd flows very well, it's loud, fast & intense from start to finish. I think the best way I could describe this cd is to say, if AC/DC were a punk band, this is EXACTLY what the music would sound like! "All Hail The Alter" is not about god or religion, but about the alter of rock n roll & "Bullet" is my personal favorite off this disc. "Ride Upon Glory" closes out the disc & to be blunt, the cd is cool because it comes off like one giant song in that the bands central focus is on being loud & rockin' & that's exactly what they do on each & every song....Broken Teeth is a no holds barred, non-stop rock n roll adventure that's part punk, part grit & pure energy!
'VIVA LA ROCK, FANTASTICO' REVEW
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BY: RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Peak recording plateaus, a one-time occurrence for most musical acts, are giddy audience worship. Broken Teeth's fifth album since 1999, Viva la Rock, Fantastico! follows up the local hard rock quintet's career high Electric CD in 2007 with even greasier lightning, which given the previous disc's steel horns constitutes the miraculous. Where the oi chant of Electric's "Hangin' by the Skin" signaled the LP's overall tip of the schoolboy cap to Angus Young and AC/DC, Fantastico! rips the same down-'n'-dirty paradigm with sleeker absorption but no less a metallic backstory. Opening slap "Blackheart," for instance, stings with the rhythmic hornet's buzz from an electric version of Big Joe Williams' "Baby, Please Don't Go." Part two of this left/right combo TKOs next on the strength of "Exploder," a bricks-and-mortar rocker seemingly left off the Cult's own Electric. Guitarist Jared Tuten's yank-and-crank riffs throughout VLRF, in tandem with David Beeson, embody the third track's title, "Spitting Nails." "Dressin' Up in Flames" heats its thermostat in the vicinity of mid-1970s Kiss – Dangerous Toys on "Twister," anyone? – while "Break the Spell" conjures The Razors Edge, Flick of the Switch, and Who Made Who, the arena chorus of "Back on the Road" making for another deceptively simple but brilliant Jason McMaster bottom-line lyric ("get your ass back on the road"). Then again, too-pandering sentiment "All Hail the Altar" ("of rock & roll") mishandles an otherwise ripe tempo. Even when a song feels half-baked ("Get Outta Here Alive"), it's less than three minutes. Conversely, a no-frills beater like "Bullet" reaches bull's-eye on gut efficacy and a spot-on solo. The title track gallops too earnest not to elicit grins, particularly given McMaster's Tex-Mex Spanish. Viva la Rock, Fantastico! should end there but continues on two songs, including Too Fast for Love-era Mötley Crüe-ish closer "Ride Upon Glory." Shit may look easy, but it ain't.
Broken Teeth - 'Viva La Rock, Fantastico!' Review
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By: Chad Bower - Heavy Metal Guide
The Bottom Line
Superbly sleazy rock ‘n roll.
Superbly sleazy rock 'n roll.
High octane energy.
Effortlessly melds hair metal swagger with ballsy NWOBHM grit.
Released January 26, 2010 on Perris Records.
Features ex-Dangerous Toys/Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster.
This is the band’s fifth album.
Fronted by ex-Dangerous Toys/Watchtower frontman Jason McMaster, Broken Teeth redefine hard rock swagger here with their latest LP, Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Simultaneously sleazy and sleek, Viva melds together trad ‘n true NWOBHM balls with massive hair metal hooks to create one of the freshest, most energetic listens in recent years.
Seriously, Broken Teeth rock, and rock HARD, easily appealing to fans of both classic metal (Motorhead, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Tank), as well as the more recent breed of high octane rock ‘n roll, such as Turbonegro, Danko Jones and The Hellacopters. McMaster’s voice, believe it or not, sounds even better with age, possessing all of his '80s helium screech, coupled with a nasty, Lemmy-esque snarl which really suits the bruising Broken Teeth sound quite well.
What’s even more enjoyable is how well this album holds up after repeated listens. Every song follows the foot ‘n head stomping pace of the last—from “Blackheart” to “Ride Upon Glory”—straight into the listeners now-boiling blood stream with the intensity all good metal should possess. It’s refreshing to hear something this ego-less in 2010; a record which simply delights in rock itself, without any pretension or messing around.
If there’s any luck or justice, Broken Teeth should really strike it big here with Viva La Rock, Fantastico: the album is that damn good. This album is truly a jewel for all fans of balls-out rock ‘n roll…get into it!
JUSTIN'S PICK OF THE WEEK - Broken Teeth Viva La Rock, Fantastico DALLAS OBSERVER
January 28 - February 2, 2010
Listen no further than "Dressin' Up LIke Flames", the third track from Broken Teeth's latest release Viva La Rock, Fantastico (out January 26th) to know their agenda: balls out rock and roll that cut its teeth in the meanest bars of Australia's badlands. All the bluster of early era AC/DC full of swagger, rip roaring choruses and gritty musicianship, mean to the bone ("Spitting Nails") but with enough swing to make the girls shake their man killing hips ("Twister"). This is rock and roll made for greasy denim jackets and jackboots, uncompromising and undiluted, the kind Motorhead stressed - punk's fury with a biker's attitude.
Austin's Broken Teeth are not new to the scene by any means with numerous albums to their credit including last year's Electric and its catchy single "Rollover". However, with the help of underground hero Danko Jones, the band upped their game with a furious assault of whip-smart mix blues-inspired rock and grinding metal. Led by the affable Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower and countless others), Broken Teeth no doubt will find Bon/Brain AC/DC comparisons, but that's only a pinch of what the band delivers, as punk, glam and flamenco styles (see the title track) blend throughout the tracks and McMaster who also to be a stellar live front man, delivers plenty of accompanying lyrical venom, tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Viva La Rock, Fantastico is custom-built for those thrown off my metal's ability to forgo melody and beyond punk's snotty pose, no this is made for those who still swear by Zig Zag papers, like their beer from a can and still need their thump and crack of power rock to go with their morning coffee.
Sandwiched between the opener "Blackheart" and the closer "Ride Upon Glory" is eleven other blistering rockers that make you realize what Bon was preaching when he hollered "let there be rock!" He'd be proud.
Danko Jones will appear on Viva La Rock, Fantastico!, the upcoming new album from Austin, Texas' Broken Teeth that's due out Jan. 26 on Perris Records.
The band wrote the songs while they were touring in 2008 and 2009.
"Inspiration is at its finest when it's covered in grease, sweat and blood," singer/guitarist Jason McMaster told Blabbermouth.net.
Jones appears on the title track and "Big Spender." You can hear the title track on Broken Teeth's MySpace page.
Broken Teeth first became familiar with Jones after a Scottish Broken Teeth fan gave McMaster one of Jones' albums.
"I shit myself!" McMaster told Blabbermouth. "I knew there was real rock and roll out there somewhere and I had finally found it.
"A few years later, Danko was coming through Austin with Turbonegro. I went to the show, introduced myself, gave Danko some CDs and stayed in touch. A few years later, he's singing on my music."
McMaster formed Broken Teeth in 1999. The band includes former members of Dangerous Toys, Dirty Looks and Pariah.
You can see Danko Jones with Guns N' Roses here:
Jan. 13 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Jan. 16 Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Jan. 17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Jan. 19 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Jan. 20 Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Jan. 24 Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Jan. 25 London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Jan. 27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jan. 28 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 31 Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Feb. 1 Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
Feb. 3 Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum
Feb. 4 Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre
Here's what's on Viva La Rock, Fantastico!:
"Dressin' Up In Flames"
"Break The Spell"
"Back On The Road"
"All Hail The Altar"
"Get Outta Here Alive"
"Viva La Rock, Fantastico! (featuring Danko Jones)
"Big Spender" (featuring Danko Jones)
"Ride Upon Glory"