1. City Girl 2. Got To Tell me 3. She's A Deceiver 4. Tears And Promises 5. Typical Rock 'N' Roll 6. Pay he Price 7. Over me 8. Victim Of The Night 9. I Can't Get Enough 10. One More Time (Lover's Last Stand) 11. Was it Love? 12. One Big Party
Fire Alley bring back a simplistic rock 'n roll that's unfortunately largely ignored by radio these days and after a couple of dud chorus driven openers--"City Girl" and "She's A Deceiver"--they settle into a nice listen of subtle rock that would probably give my older Uncles pause to listen, but a bit too lite for your average metalhead though. It's catchy and you can tap your fingers to it, but those who like to snap necks will probably find it too mellow and dated a listen. I really preferred the numbers with added piano arrangements like "Tears and Promises" and the 80's flavored power ballad "I Can't Get Enough". "One More Time (Lover's Last Stand)" reminded me of Joe Lynn Turner-era Rainbow and "Typical Rock 'N' Roll", "Pay the Price" and "Victim of the Night" bring in the guitar bite that the CD needs, but there's really only enough gas here to fuel a backyard bar-be-que reunion gathering when us harder rockers like a bonfire big enough to burn a house down.
Score: 6 of 10
About this Writer: Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.
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