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Aftermath Of The Lowdown ~ Richie Sambora
Aftermath Of The Lowdown ~ Richie Sambora
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rapidly growing on me!, 23 Sep 2012
Sambora's the guy that made me pick up the guitar in the early nineties (still got his signature strat to prove it!) and while he lost me as a devotee from Crush onwards, I'll always have a soft spot for him. So while I didn't really know what to expect with this new solo effort, I went ahead and pre-ordered it anyway, and I'm more than happy with the result! It's not really groundbreaking songwriting, and it is certainly not a return to the kind of melodic riff-based playing which to me peaked on Stranger In This Town, but it's a very solid collection and I already like this record a lot more than Undiscovered Soul and pretty much all BJ output after '95. It's a mature and very personal… Read more
A Different Kind Of Truth ~ Van Halen
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars they're back!, 6 Feb 2012
You can see the haters coming from a mile away: Cheesy 80's band! It's got no Hagar! Roth is past his peak (or never had one)! No Van Halen Without Mike! They raided the archives and reworked outtakes and demos!
But I say, face `em with a smile and turn up the volume, `cause this album is absolutely insane!

Okay, I admit it, I'm a huge fan. To me, VH are the Beatles on steroids. But boy, did they exceed my expectations on this one.

Just to get this out of the way, Beats Workin' and Tattoo don't excite me much, and Bullethead is a bit too punky for my taste. But that leaves 10 tracks that range from really good to brilliant.

The one thing that never gets… Read more

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