Fresh from the release of the latest single according to rumours Satisfaction Guaranteed pay tribute to the albums and musicians who inspire them.
Satisfaction Guarantee recognizes that they stand on the shoulders of giants. Bunbury rock band’s new single according to rumours is somewhat indebted to the sounds of the 80s, with Johnny Rogers serving up vocals reminiscent of a Freddie Mercury cut. At the same time, the single charts a path that feels distinct, with remaining bandmates Ayden James, Tommy Host and Ethan Robinson continuing on a sonic trajectory consistent with the string of Satisfaction Guaranteed singles released since their inception in 2020 .
The band’s ability to draw from a variety of inspirations is intentional, as Satisfaction Guaranteed count a wide array of rock artists among their favorite muses. With a playlist ranging from Aussie band AC/DC to pop royalty like Elton John, the band have plenty of material to draw from, and their resulting discography shifts between genres with an affinity for rock throughout in all its forms.
both comprehensive”the strongest psych sound you’ve ever heard.” And “the diverse music and culture of the blues,” Satisfaction Guaranteed’s curated playlist reads like a comprehensive catalog of some of the legends that came before them. With a new single according to rumours under her belt and a performance at Western Australia’s Nannup Music Festival over the weekend, we caught up with Satisfaction Guaranteed for a slew of records and musicians showcasing their artistry.
The doors – The doors
Ayden: I forget who I have to thank for finding this one, probably my dad. I don’t know what to say, it’s a pure masterpiece. The last track is The end is as beautiful as The doors pure lyrical horror gets, and of course the Majors stand out light my firethe ed sulivan show would usually have ventriloquists, comedians, even turntables, and then a guy with leather pants and long hair drives them crazy, never say they’re less rock ‘n’ roll than everyone else.
Arzachel — Arzachel
Ayden: From a simple rock cover band to a key figure in the Canterbury scene alongside Soft Machine, The Wilde Flowers and a few others. The opening sets the stage for the most powerful psych sound you’ve ever heard, but where, in my opinion, madness hits is the ten minutes Clean innocent fun and the seventeenth minute metempsychosis, closes the album. Arzachel’s first and only album that ever existed.
Live at MSG 1973 — Led Zeppelin
You stumble in and push your way through an almost pitch black darkness Madison Square Garden 1973, and it all starts with Bonham, well I wasn’t there, but I’d sell my soul to live it. The greatest part of this record is that they dedicated an entire page to a record Dazed and confused. Robert Plant’s performance with John Bonham has and will surprise you. The only recorded live performance by Dazed and confused to top Madison Square Garden was in Hamburg a few months earlier.
Power – AC / DC
Tommy: From the opening crash in Rock n Roll Damnation Power cements itself as the most electrifying 40 minutes of gnashing rock ‘n’ roll to date. Bon Scott, unrivaled to this day and forever the greatest lead singer of all time, is absolutely on a deafening rampage from start to finish. Angus bends and slices his way through while the steady metronomic hands of Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams hold everything down and prevent the Angus-powered rocket ship from exploding into a million pieces. This record is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Live in Cook County Jail – BB King
The blues have always fascinated me like a stranglehold. I have a love affair with the folklore and legends that make up the diverse music and culture of the blues. BB king‘s playing always put me in a trance-like state, but not until I picked it up Live in Cook County Jail at Junction Records in Fremantle that I really liked the King. The energy and improvisation throughout the album is incredible and King’s playing is absolutely fluid to the ears. When you consider that audiences are among America’s worst criminals, things get worse.
Hello FiWay – You are me
Tim Rogers, Mr Terminal cool. For me Tim Rogers is the be-all and end-all of songwriting and eccentricity. Hello FiWay is a culmination of raw rock n roll and plenty of emotion. The sound of the record as a whole was something completely unique to my 6 year old ears and still has a certain sound that is not reproducible. Combine Tim’s songwriting with Rusty Hopkinson’s swing and Andy Kent’s bums and you have a top 90’s sound.
The Rolling Stones Sticky fingers
Ethan: I LOVED The Rolling Stones For as long as I can remember, I grew up singing Loving mug And Falling dice as a child in my father’s Landcruiser. Picking a favorite album from Stone’s catalog is a near-impossible task for me, but I couldn’t help but do it Sticky fingers. Sticky fingers are the Rolling Stones. Keith and Mick burn here, Mick Taylor provides soulful leads, and Charlie and Bill direct it all with their impeccable rhythm, as do the other incredible musicians who contributed.
Of course everyone loves classics like Brown sugar And Wild horsesBut Sticky fingers shines with its deeper cuts; the hard rocking Varythe dark desolation of Sister Morphinethe country swing of dead flowersand my personal favourite moonlight milea hauntingly beautiful and melodic song that sounds the least like the Rolling Stones on the album, but still sounds like a song only the Stones could write and perform. Sticky fingers is an unrivaled classic in every respect.
Shake Your Money Maker — The black crows
I flew to Brisbane from Perth just to see The Black Crowes play Shake your money maker in its entirety on their tour last year and it was a spiritual experience. I cannot put into words the excitement and sheer euphoria I felt when I saw one of my favorite albums played live with such incredible precision and power, and even had the privilege of having a pimple thrown in my face by the band .
This album is one of, if not the strongest debut album of all time. Each song tears and shakes you to the core. Twice as heavy opens the album with huge powerful chords, Jealous again is infectiously catchy, see things meets you in your soul, and Stare at it coldly closes the album with a massive high you can dance to. And that’s not even half of this incredible album. The Black Crowes proved that true rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead with this album and it has left a lasting impression on me ever since.
(What’s the story) Morning Glory? — oasis
I’m still just new oasisafter only starting to listen to them last year, but I’ve missed it forever. winch opened my eyes to what a rock ‘n’ roll band could be. Noel proved what an incredible songwriter he is throughout the album, writing huge choruses with simple yet innovative chord progressions, while Liam struts effortlessly throughout the album with his instantly recognizable vocal style.
Hello the album begins with a bang Don’t look back in anger And Some would say It’s impossible not to sing Don’t cast a shadow is beautifully melodic, and winch And Champagne Supernova Rock ‘n’ roll classic. miracle wall is obviously the album’s most recognizable song and is hard to avoid these days, but its immense popularity is a testament to Noel Gallagher’s incredible songwriting talent. This album is an incredible example of good songwriting.
Gracefulness – Jeff Buckley
Johnny: I had only been singing for a few years when I first heard it Gracefulness. I couldn’t fucking believe what the voice was capable of! And I had never heard such haunting yet beautiful music. Jeff Buckley sings with the most intense passion I’ve ever heard, seemingly without limits in reach. Matt Johnson’s drums are also just that different from anything I’ve heard, but not overly complicated. I wouldn’t be the musician I am without this record, which is still not half of what Jeff has achieved.
Pet Sounds — The Beach Boys
The only album [Pet Sounds] where on my first listen I felt like every song was written for me (minus Sloop John BI hate this song) The songwriting is revolutionary, Brian Wilson changed the face of music. The catchiest melodies ever written accompanied by some of the most beautiful harmonies to grace the ear, I never tire of this record. It’s an endless source of inspiration for any songwriter.
Bye, yellow cobbled road – Elton-John
Elton John is a king and a queen. An absolute individual whose songwriting is second to none. This record how pet sounds, is one of the most inspirational albums I’ve ever heard. Elton showed me what a piano performance can achieve in terms of songwriting, while in turn introducing me to it Little Richard.
https://happymag.tv/satisfaction-guaranteed-curated-playlist/ Satisfaction Guaranteed names AC/DC on their go-to playlist