Youngblood - 2012 - No Retreat
- Pump It Up
- Love Is All Around
- Sock It To Me
- Get Down To It
- Shot Of You
- Heat Of Passion
- Save Your Lies
- Feel Thang
- Find A Way
- Taste Of Your Lovin´
- Back In My Life
- Coming Home
- My One And Only
- Don´t Play With My Head
- You´ve Gotta Go
- I Love You
- Take Me Tonight (European Bonus Track)
- Fly (European Bonus Track)
- Time To Come Together (European Bonus Track)
The opening track of Youngblood's "No Retraet" brings an old 80s favorite of mine to mind: Bullet Boys´s “Smooth up in Ya”. But “Pump it up” is actually even better than that old hit and from here on the potential hits just keep on coming.
Along with the just mentioned “Pump it up”, “Sock it to me”, Coming home”, “You´ve gotta go”, “Don´t play with my head” and “I love You” are the songs that stand out the most and so do the European bonus tracks “Take me tonight”, “Fly” and “Time to come together”. To be honest the latter 3 should really be included on the world wide release since they are all potential hits.
The sound is a great blend of Slaughter, Warrant and Bullet Boys and the boys deliver quality all the way thru from the songwriting to the mixing of the album. There is a perfect mix of up-tempo, mid-tempo and ballads, add to that an excellent guitar sound, catchy hooks and a great voice and it spells A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Originally recorded in ´89 the disc has that typical 80´s sound but the quality makes it a timeless labour of love that works just as well now in 2012 as it would have in 1989. This is Hair metal at its best!
I really hope that we all get the chance to hear the rest of the 45 songs that were recorded during the 9 months that the band spent in the studio.
I could go on here and just over do it with all the superlatives I can come up with but I won´t do that. I´ll just say this: if you love 80´s Hair metal this album is a must have! So what are you waiting for? Go get your copy !!!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 September 2012 17:04)