Album review: The Royal Court of China, Geared & Primed (1989)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 31, 1989

By Steve Newton

You might expect–with an uppity-sounding name like the Royal Court of China–that these guys would be yet another panty-waisted synth duo creating namby-pamby dance sounds for high-fashion losers.

Wrong-O!

These guys come up with some of the best thrashing hard-rock these ears have heard in a long time, and there’s nary a dog in the bunch.

The straight-ahead boogie of the Georgia Satellites meets the clever raunch of Guns N’ Roses. Check it out.

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