Much like the culinary tour de force of the same name, Cheeseburger is usually best enjoyed sitting on the gutter at 3am after downing one too many whiskeys.
I first heard these guys while cruising the fictional streets of Liberty City (Grand Theft Auto’s version of New York City). I tracked down their debut self-titled LP (2007) and had my ass kicked by tracks like Tiger and Let The Good Times Roll. The Iggy Pop influence becomes apparent pretty quickly, but the nonchalant/jokular demeanour spliced with their classic New York punk attitude is the most engaging feature.
Cheeseburger released their sophomore album in March, 2011. Self-deprecatingly entitled Another Night Down The Drain, it’s essentially more of the same hard rock, which is great if you like the first album as much as I did.
Cheeseburger sound like The Stooges, The New York Dolls, The Hives, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC. It’s the perfect soundtrack for your next fistfight.
Cheeseburger – Winner
Cheeseburger – Tiger