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Excellent addition to any rock music collection,
This review is from: GET A GRIP (Audio CD)
After 'Pump', keeping our coffee sweet was all too much for the Smithmeisters, soon they were being lapped by politically correct teen angst bands with far too many distortion pedals and far too little in the way of actual talent. Sure their live shows grew in strength, back at the reality ranch, muck like 'Cryin'' reminded us all why we loved 'Rocks' so much, on fillers like 'Line Up' and 'Gotta Love It', Hamilton, Kramer, and Whitford can be heard yawning ala John Bonham's squeaking bass drum pedal circa 1970 while Joe and Steven show some 19 year old MTV powder-nose around their wardrobe cum harem. Of the saving graces, 'Amazing' does lean towards over-wrought, over-produced, though it also has a conscience and some sharp hooks thank God, 'Boogie Man' an obvious begging letter to do an Unplugged session for their new pay-masters, but again, it possesses dignity too, little of which appears elsewhere.