Wanted - 2009 - Too Hot To Handle
1. Whiskey & Women
2. Too Hot To Handle
3. Another Day
4. Mr. Right
5. Blue Jean Baby
6. Lost In Me Forever
7. Be Still My Heart
8. Concert Intro (live)
9. Anchors Aweigh (live)
10. Don't Play With My Head (live)
11. See It Through (live)
12. Sidewalk Seducer (live)
13. Rhythm & Rhyme (live)
14. Life In The City (live)
I’m wanted…(waaaanted)…dead or al…Haha I just fooled you glamboiis ‘n chicks! No Jon Bon Jovi this time. The forgotten Sleaze band Wanted takes over the stage.
Once again, Eönian Records has brought an awesome 80’s band back from the grave by putting out their unreleased debut album Too hot to handle.
The disc contains seven studio tracks plus never before heard compositions from their sold-out Capital showcase at the legendary Ritz Music Hall. That’s right, you’ll get two records on one disc!I think the best way to describe the music of Wanted is a mix between a rough demo of Skid Row, an early L.A. Guns and the vocals of Lizzy Borden. I hear you thinking; “Wow! This is a really cool combination!”. Indeed it is. Probably the reason why they had to share the stage with acts like Bad English and Enuff Z’nuff.
Okay, let’s have some.
"Whiskey & Women" is a slow but tasty starter. The real deal are the songs like "Too Hot To Handle", "Another Day" and "Be Still My Heart". They make you crap your spandex or tight jeans (whatever you prefer) for sure! Heavy and raunchy, reminding me of an early Hollywood Rose when they were on acid.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of live recordings. However, I have to admit Wanted delivers the goods in multiple ways with their live performances! It’s even sleazier and more exciting than the studio compilation. Be sure to listen to the ball breakin’ "Anchors Aweigh" and the ear-shattering "Rhythm & Rhyme".
If you are begging for something less heavy; pick their ballad "See it through".
I’m quite positive about Wanted. The only “Fuck-up Factor” for them is the lack of originality. This particular sound was getting old in the early 90’s, so, this 2009 release doesn’t bring (and hasn’t brought obviously) something fresh to the glam scene. None of their songs are really memorable and that’s a shame.
Overall; If you like underrated and undiscovered Glam Metal acts; get a copy of Wanted’s Too hot to handle. If not; you won’t missing anything special.
Written by Jesse Gorvette