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Hollywood Hairspray 5
Hollywood Hairspray 5
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

Track Listing
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.




--Glittergirl 5.28.06







Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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