Emphatically led by industrious vocalist/guitarist Rob Carlyle, and featuring some very well-known musicians, The Compulsions have already released their first single of 2016’s planned trilogy, a cover of The Beatles’ “Revolution,” which was warmly received by this publication back in May.
The second song to be released by the hard rocking New York-based outfit, whose current lineup boasts ex-Raging Slab bassist Alec Morton and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, is “Shock Me,” written by Ace Frehley and originally included on KISS’ 1977 album, Love Gun.
Alice Cooper has previously praised the band for having “that dirty rock sound that not enough bands seem to have these days” and the opening down ‘n’ dirty’ riff of “Shock Me” perfectly illustrates Cooper’s point. The riff starts, the synths come in, the guitars soar, the auto-tuned vocal refrain sails Daft Punk-like over the mix – this version is harder, faster and ‘groovier’ than the original.
“Shock Me” is available now for pre-order with all pre-order proceeds going to VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Run Time: 3:56
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Check out a teaser of the song “Shock Me”