By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam
Review: Ridiculous B!tch – Granada – Release date: May 15, 2023
Those listeners that follow Rock At Night more closely have probably encountered our previous reviews and an interview we did with Ridiculous Bitch.
It is no wonder that we now tackle Granada, their latest album offering, and all for the right reasons.
For those who are yet to get to know Ridiculous B!tch in more detail, the band is he brainchild of New York City-based production team Karen Xerri and Jimmie Marlowe, born from the isolation days of the pandemic, drawing on ‘equal parts punk, NYC grunge and glamorous rock and roll.’
Both international touring veterans, the two eccentric entertainers and classically-trained multi-instrumentalists share an intense passion for groundbreaking and notoriously controversial acts which have shaped and shifted music history.
The duo is also joined by powerhouse musicians Dominick Martes, Jonny D, Lock Driver & Don W. Berger from Marlowe’s longtime former project.
As was the case with their previous releases, the music on ‘Granada’ is practically all over the place from the R&B maverick Betty Davis, to David Bowie, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro and The Raconteurs.
With such a wide array of sounds there was always the danger of the album sounding too much all over the place, but Xerri, Marlowe and their crew are able to weave a common musical thread throughout the album and make it into a tight, cohesive musical experience.
Look for their LIVE gigs in New York City this Fall