SCREAMIN' BLUE MURDER..!!!!!!,
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This review is from: Blue Murder (Audio CD)
I know thats the title of Girlschools' 3rd album but it the best way to describe this disc,at the top of your voice,i thought that back in '89 and still do,i lost the disc many moons ago and have recently re purchased.
Clearly stunned by his removal/departure from Whitesnake,Sykes set out to record 1987 part 2,for the most part he succeeds.Indeed the opening trio of 'Riot','Sex Child' (cringeworthy title sadly) and 'Valley of the Kings' all smoulder with that 'Still of the Night' bravado that Coverdale captured with ease.
Other highlights would be the Zeppelin wannabee 'Jelly Roll',while the title track just thunders from the speakers and the hit single that never was 'out of love' are all highpoints,the rest excellent.
The production is of its time (Bob Rock ),it captures the astonishing musicianship of 3 top drawer performers,Tony Franklin's Bass in particular just bubbles from the speakers,even better with the headphones on. Probably the only part that held them back,depite his pretty good vocals,Syles might have been better to involve a frontman,possibly even several guests,where Coverdale could have wrapped his velvet vocals around the aforementione 'Out of Love',it would have been a hit,someone like Ronnie James Dio could have taken 'Valley of the Kings' to even greater height.
Still its an excellent disc,not sure about the 'pirate' look though!!,well worth taking a chance on,sadly it was all downhill from here, a real pity.