AGENT X - 2011 - Rock n Roll Angles
- Chasing The Night
- Rock n Roll Angles
- Run If You Can
- Out On The Streets
- Hard Road To Heaven
- Falling In Love
Do you remember the 80s ? The time when Hair Metal was all over MTV and there were 20 bands in a dozen? The quality of the music offered by acts in the genre varied just as much as the opinions of fans and press but that doesn't change the fact that there were a lot of gems among the many available releases. Unfortunately there were only a few bands that got more then one or two songs on MTV´s playlists. That had nothing to do with the quality of the music nor the bands, just with the fact that it was a case "of too many bands, too little available space". Those of us who looked beyond what was on MTV discovered a lot of bands whose records we bought and whom we followed for many years to come.
So what is the point of my rambling here?
Well, the album that is in front of me this very moment ticks all the Hair Metal requirement boxes and never made it onto MTV. Imagine a big blender being filled with the best songs of bands like Stage Dolls, Sons Of Angels, Lancia, Blue Blud, Dirty Rhythm, Helter Skelter and Southgang. Then someone pushed start and out comes Agent X. It's like the soundtrack to the 1980's.
It's hard to believe that this little gem has been gathering dust on some shelf for the past 24 years. The best way to describe it is catchy and very pleasant to listen to. In a way you can't shake the feeling that you've heard it all before and yet it doesn´t sound like plagiarism. It offers plenty not only for those of us who were there in 1980's but also for all who were too young to experience the most exciting decade ever. If you always wondered just how Hair Metal sounded back in the day just pick up a copy of "Rock 'N' Roll Angels" and you have your answer.
The songs are all very well written and well played and there are absolutely no fillers here, The only thing you could wish for is that there were at least 3 or 4 more songs on the album.
This is a must have and I strongly advice you to go out and get yourself a copy. You won't be disappointed if you do.
And if you want what songs are the best on the album, just read the track list from top to bottom!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:37)