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Not sure the melodies will ever be there....
on 5 November 2014
Well, Glenn Hughes eh? Ever since he returned from drug abyss in around 1990 with his 'Blues' album, he has been churning them out nearly every year. Ok, he had a lot of time to make up. I have bought all the albums. They all sound good. They are all well played and put together. His voice still amazes. However, it is the songs that let-down; there are very few classics on all those albums. All the songs are pretty good but as many have said not easy to remember, which is a benchmark really. If he did fewer albums would they be better in songs? I don't know. Maybe not. Compared to, say, Magnum, where each and every song as they still release into their late 60's, are so strong. I think of an album and KNOW what is on there to enjoy. With many Hughes albums this is not the case, apart from some. In a way it's quite useful because I do actually enjoy the sound of them all, including this one, but I never really get to KNOW them.....so that at least keeps them fresh! It's a bit like the mid-80s Rush albums; all sounded good, they were played well, but the songs just were not there enough.
This album actually has more that I recognise after 2-5 plays than most of the BCC stuff.
Glenn, I am sure, is a nice guy, but he does not SHOW it - he always tries to look tough, mean, moody. Strange for an alleged Christian - he should smile and SHOW the love of God through him!! Oh, and scream far less. Great voice though, still