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This review is from: Look What the Cat Dragged in (Audio CD)
Very uncool (but somehow slipped into the ironically cool, then just cool again category) but the best guilty pleasure you're likely to experience (well this and Alice Cooper's 'The Man Behind The Mask'). The front cover oozes a Spinal Tap affiliation, despite it being deadly serious. And the material is no-frills balls to the wal rawk but ramped up to the nines. In a word it is stunning. Not only because of the cheek of it all but because it is all absolutely brilliant.
'Cry Tough' starts as you would not expect the album to start. Slow and thoughtful. It's a proper good song. 'I Want Action' is more like it! It's sleazy and (un)cool and dripping with sass. But musically it still kicks some butt. 'I Won't Forget You' slips straight back into ballad mode. And expertly so. Another favourite of mine and it hits all the emotional heartstrings. 'Play Dirty' is something of a bad boy rock classic. The title track is possibly one of the best tracks I have heard. It's REALLY heavy and has a contagious riff that should sound dumb. Nope. And by the chorus you're almost crying it's that good.
'Talk Dirty To Me' is the swagger-rock classic. It's got power chords, it's got rhythm and it's all about sex. NIce. 'Want Some, Need Some' is a good track but lacks the pizazz of the previous efforts. Still not a bad song though. 'Blame it on You' is average at best. Again, not awful but pales in comparison to the preceding might. 'No1 Bad Boy' is slightly better but is far too confident and it sounds as if they had run out of riffs by the latter half of the album's run. The closer is better still but no classic either. It's somewhat of a fan favourite though so I'm not knocking it.
As a whole it's a 4 star effort really but it has to have classic status as it not only introduced the world to the band in the stadium-rock loving 80s but it has tracks that stand up as well today as they ever have, especially when some very meh music is being peddled of present (as of 2011).
Get it. You'll love it!