Purple Bodacious on LP
On their second album Bodacious, the Texas trio known as Purple delivers a dozen joyously raucous, deliriously hook-crazy new rock anthems that showcase the band's infectious party spirit and lurching power-trio punch, incorporating funk, reggae and hip-hop beats to make raw, relentless catchy music that's already won the band a loyal international fan base.
Such uninhibited new numbers as "Mini Van," "Birthday," "Bliss," "Medicated" and the lyrically pointed "Pretty Mouth" live up to the Lone Star act's reputation for uplifting mayhem. Their new tunes make good on the challenge that the band laid down on its self-released debut album 409 – titled in honor of the band's hometown area code – and in its notoriously intense live shows.
The trio's combustible chemistry powers Bodacious, which they recorded in Texas and Germany with producer Rick Parker (Beck, Scott Weiland).