Artist: Crazy Lixx
a die-hard Glamster I’ve longed for those days when the Sunset Strip
paraded the best of the hair bands of the 80's, then just when you thought
those days would never come back a new generation of Glamsters labeled
New Wave of Swedish Sleaze" come our way.
The likes of Hardcore Superstar, Backyard Babies, Fatal
Smile, Babylon Bombs and Vains of Jenna have taken to waving the spandex
and leather flag from their native Sweden and leading the pack are Hard
Rocking Glamsters Crazy Lixx.
The album is a real boogie fest from the off as things get
off to a great start with ‘Rock And A Hard Place’. It's not often the
first track off an album gets me excited to hear what’s to come
from the rest of the album, but this one does just that and to say I was
overjoyed with the rest of the album would be an understatement.
slick grooved filled opus just gets better as each track unfolds.
there are touches of Poison, Def Leppard and Danger Danger and a whole
lot more on the album, but who cares it just rocks by boat big time.
As the continues with ‘My Medicine’, the ‘Unskinny
Bop’ and ‘Rocket’ similarities aside, this is one of my favourite
tracks off the album. I could easily don my dancing shoes (or should I
say best Cowboy Boots) and strut my funky stuff to this one.
Another superb slice of sleaze filled rock has to be the
rocking ’21 Til I Die’, this ones for all the Vain and Danger Danger
fans out there. You can almost taste Chris Laney’s production on this
one, great guitar licks by Andy Dawson that are all wrapped around Danny
Rexon’s great vocals.
I defy fans of 80’s Glam and Hard Rock to find fault with
this album, there is so much on this for fans of that era. Also the
band haven’t got lost in nostalgia with the album, there is more than
enough modern edged rock on here for the band to appeal to the younger crowd.
Take the likes of ‘Road To Babylon’, the excellent ‘Children Of
The Cross’ and the thumping Hard Rock of ‘The Witching Hour' for
instance, three great tracks that still retain that Sleazy 80’s vibe
but with that modern edginess that comes from the whole "New Wave Of
Swedish Glam" movement.
But if it’s true Glam you want then check out ‘Lock Up
Your Daughter’ this is as old school Glam as you can get. Then
there’s the Hard Rock element again with ‘She’s Mine’ before the
album brings us what else from a band influenced by the best of 80’
rock then a power ballad. ‘What Of Our Love’ is a touch of class and
shows the band in a different light as they show they can come up with the
goods even on the ballads.
The album has a short interlude with a touch of Southern
steel slide guitar before wrapping things up with another favourite of
mine ‘Voodoo Woman’, so the album finishes as it started with groove
'The New Religion' is coming so all dig out your spandex and leather and worship at the church of Crazy Lixx, you never know you might get converted.
Tracklisting:01. Rock and a Hard Place
02. My Medicine
03. 21 'Til I Die
04. Blame it on Love
05. Road to Babylon
06. Children of the Cross
07. The Witching Hour
08. Lock up Your Daughter
09. She's Mine
10. What of Our Love
11. Voodoo Woman
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