up their reputation to bring some of the lost and forgotten classic rock
albums Eonian Records have again unearthed a gem in Memphis’s
self-titled debut release. This is dirty rock n roll at it best sleazy
riffs old school attitude, bassist Michael Gumm put it so eloquently
“So tight you couldn’t drive a toothpick up your ass with a twenty
sentiments indeed but when you hear the likes of opener ‘All Nite
Long’ and ‘Bump & Grind’ you can't but help agree with him,
this was Memphis showing L.A. how it was done down South.
sleaze comes think and fast with the anthemic ‘Dirty Love’ that just
has that Skid Row meets Cinderella feel about it, before bringing it down with the
excellent ‘Don’t Fade Away’. At the time this would have had been
labelled with the power-ballad moniker.
band mix heavy blues with good honest hard rock on the excellent
‘Don’t Look Back’, before bringing the tempo up with the raucous
rocker ‘Hard Way’. Next it's time for another slice of the blues with
the very Cinderella vibed ‘I’m Already Gone’,
before one of the highlights of the album the melodic ‘It’s
album keeps delivering great rock n' roll tunes all the way as it continues
with another hard edged rocker in ‘Just Another Day’. This one is
very much in the Guns N' Roses style of things, the first GNR album that is.
The band bring a little groove to the table with ‘It Don’t Come
Easy’, before really taking things to the next level with the early
Aerosmithesque ‘Take A Walk’.
album closes in fine style with another full on rocker in ‘You Cried
Wolf’, which caps off an album that really takes me back to those times
in my youth, where big hair and shoulder pads, make up and spandex were
the order of the day ... and that was just the guys! So if you like your
rock sleazy and dirty, with and ounce or two of blues and groove, then
relive those Sunset Strip days and catch up with TNA and get some guilty pleasure rock n' roll
1. All Night Long
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