By Adam Waldman
Back in 1987, Gordon Gecko try to make us all believe that “greed is good.” Michael Douglas’ character in the movie Wall Street was undoubtedly based on real-life people, but he was a fictional character. These days, real-life Gordon Geckos have become all the rage, and that quote has become the motto of those in power. While there isn’t anything wrong with wanting more, there is more to life than stepping on the backs of others to get it. Ugly Melon’s latest single – “You Want More” – off of their upcoming sophomore release (Just A Man), takes the greedy to task in a powerful way.
These Toronto rockers have been proactive and bold in their social consciousness about the problems of the world. The trend continues with “You Want More.” Not only are the thought-provoking lyrics brought to life with the impassioned delivery of frontman extraordinaire Tony LaSelva, but the imagery in the video helps to tell the story in a cinematic way.
From the brilliant riffs and shredding of lead guitarist Lu Cachie to the thunderous, aggressive rhythm of the rest of the band, “You Want More” is a hard-hitting beast of a song that offers a provocative, timely message.
Sonically, “You Want More” is in the same vein as Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” LaSelva continues to prove that he is one of the top vocalists in rock today with a unique style that was influenced by some of the all-time greats. Cachie’s riffs set a seriously aggressive tone for the song, and his bluesy leads sound like the lovechild of Slash and Eric Clapton.
Not to sound too much like Gordon Gecko, but listening to this song several times over made me WANT MORE! Thankfully, my greed will be rewarded soon when Ugly Melon’s second album drops in a couple of weeks (10/18/18). Those in the Toronto area should make plans to be at Opera House on 10/20/18 for the record release party.
Check out the video of “You Want More”…