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Märvel - Power Trip


It's the first Friday in the month, it means a new Guilty Pleasure by Märvel. This time the band has Märvelized Monster Magnets classic hit Power Trip. The Swedish power-trio have filled the track with energy and kept original songs groove. Power Trip is perhaps best known for being a monster hit of the '90s. Märvel, however, shows that the song is more than just a '90s throwback, its a great piece of Rock N Roll. 

The first Friday each month Märvel is releasing a new track from their upcoming album Guilty Pleasure. The song is preceded by a music quiz about the upcoming song on the band's facebook page. The first of February the band releases their version of Monster Magnets hit Power Trip. Earlier the band have released Guilty Pleasures as Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, REO Speedwagon - Keep Pushin' and Rick Derringer - Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo. The album Guilty Pleasure is out 12th of April on The Sign Records.


A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird. For example, a person may secretly like a movie knowing that the movie is poorly made and generally seen as "not good." (Märvelpedia)

When Märvel came out of their last studio session for the critically acclaimed “In The Sunshine Factory”, the band had already started talking about the next project. The band wanted a break from the normal routine and also a quick follow up to “Sunshine...”. The idea to put together a second cover album was born even earlier, and being Märvel it couldn’t just be a straight forward here-are-some-rock-songs-we-like-that-you-all-heard-before-and-that-are-better-in-its-original-version cover album.

It had to be something other, something a bit more weird. As a band that enjoys a lot of music from different genres, and that embraces the odd and the awkward, what better way to approach it than exposing some of their guilty pleasures in all its glory! And in doing so also showing that good songs are hidden everywhere, and stating that if you’re a person that can only appreciate music packaged as rock, here’s a package for you!

Now, all the songs on the album can not be considered guilty pleasures, some are probably so just right you don’t even know it yet, and some are at least bordering on cool. Some are just stuck in the wrong era. Nevertheless, the title sums up the gist.

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