Type: CD Company: Perris Records Release: 2006 Genre: Hard Rock Reviewer: Glittergirl Published: 6/8/2006
A tribute to an era and a genre
Hollywood Hairspray 5 - Hollywood Hairspray 5- 2006 - Perris Records
1. Chris Laney "Instinct Animal" 2. Hollywood "Hearts on Fire" 3. Dirty Rig "Suck It" 4. Radiovipers "Pusher" 5. Bastardz "Pills" 6. The Deadthings "Forever Damned" 7. Sweet Cheater "Dancin' on my Grave" 8. Gunshy "Hold on to Your Dreams Tonight" 9. On Parole "Midnight in Her Eyes" 10. Jack Viper "Merry go Around" 11. Alter Ego X "Devil Woman" 12. Silver Dirt "Go! She said" 13. Backseat Superstars "Love Story" 14. Snow "Razorblade Kiss" 15. Nice N' Sleazy "Rock n Roll Addiction" 16. Straight Fork "Women, Whiskey, Weed, and Lies"
Hollywood Hairspray says it all. This CD is a return to the '80 Hollywood and Glam Metal. Newer bands from around the globe come together to play tunes from glam rockers, mostly un-released matierial to make the perfect party album. Backseat Superstars, a personal favorite of mine, along with Dirty Rag, Radio Vipers, Chris Laney, Hollywood, Bastardz, The Deadthings, Sweet Cheater, Gunshy, Silver Dirt, and a host of others really let their hair down (or should I say teased it up?) and payed a very worthy homage to glam metal. If your a fan of the 80's, as I am, you'll love this for the musical content; but it needs to be said that this is a tribute to an era and a genre, not a particular band and most of the songs on here are unreleased. Some, not all of the vocals are a little cheesy and rough, but then thats what the 80's were about right? While not sounding very much like the previous and original Glam Kings like Poison, Cinderella, KISS, Crue, or Slaughter, the flavor of their influence is there; I guess one could say they were there in spirit. What really makes this work is that its a resurrection of a style and sound that will never go out of style.
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