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I'm a Rebel
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Formed in Solingen, Germany in the early 70s by wild and crazy frontman, Udo Dirkschneider, Accept forged their way to the top of the 80s metal ranks with their brutal and heavy riffs and Udo?s trademark screeching banshee... more »
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Formed in Solingen, Germany in the early 70s by wild and crazy frontman, Udo Dirkschneider, Accept forged their way to the top of the 80s metal ranks with their brutal and heavy riffs and Udo?s trademark screeching banshee styled vocal trait. Distinctly original and instantly recognizable, Accept conquered seemingly the entire planet outside the USA. With such classic albums as Restless And Wild, Breaker, I?m A Rebel and Accept finally seeing mid-price status, those Stateside best be keeping their ears open and their balls to the wall! Udo Dirkschneider: "When I think back on the development of I'm A Rebel, only one thought comes to mind: too many people involved trying to manipulate the band, just like on the first album. The title song, I'm A Rebel, was originally planned for AC/DC but they were not interested. We were played an 8 track demo made by Bon Scott!!! We definitely wanted to record the song and couldn't understand why AC/DC did not want to do it. In hindsight it was possibly a mistake not to use the producer who wanted to record this album since he was no less than the producer for AC/DC." All of the Accept Super Value Re-Release series feature booklets with new liner notes, historical reminiscents and comments by Udo Dirkschneider, never before seen photos and memorabilia. And all at a cool price!
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Daniel Pinto | Brooklyn, NY USA | 09/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Dont get me wrong, this album has some trademark scorchingly hot Hard Rock tracks, but "Heavy Metal"? No way...
Accept themselves (Well at least UDO) have pretty much disowned this album, mainly because this is not what they had in mind when they were signed. Well what do I mean? "I'm A Rebel" was written by George Alexander, an alias for none other than George Young, producer/Brother of Malcom and Angus from AC/DC. Hence the heavy duty cop of the classic AC/DC sound on a few tracks (Do It & I'm A Rebel) I'm a Rebel is a horrible song,Isnt it? I loved it when I was 15 though....
This record is really all over the place.... SAVE US is a hard rocking song, then all of a sudden this disco bass line...cool song though,like two songs in one!
I Wanna Be no Hero is a very pop-friendly dance tune and a rather good one! Wow, is this really Accept? A far cry from Fast as a shark.
Same goes for No Time To Lose and The King. No Time to lose is a very cool tune, sung by Peter Baltes, rich harmony vox, flowing intertwining guitar lines, just a great song. The King is also OK, but oh my, the cringingly bad lyrics could make Ronnie James Dio Blush....
Thunder and Lightning is another great song, with a nice dual guitar solo section, listen closely after the 1st chorus into the 2nd verse, there is a dropout on one of the guitars that was never fixed in the studio. I'll be darned if you can figure out what UDO is singing about.
The best tunes on the album are DO IT and CHINA LADY. They just simply rock from begining to end. They both attack the senses like a frieght train.
The vox and guitars all sound great, but gosh, what a horrible drum mix! the Snare sounds like a tom tom, thumping along the whole recording.
Stefan and Udo mentioned in the Staying a life video that their ideas they were preparing for this album were shot down. They werent allowed to be creative. But the album has its moments, you can tell they had something, y'now? But you could not see the monster song writers they would become on the next album, BREAKER!
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C. Hunt | grantville pa | 12/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD gets a bad rap which I feel is unfair. Accept is one of my favorite bands, so I would have really liked to give this a higher rating than a 2 star, I would have probably given a 2 and a half but they don't have half star ratings. I'm a rebel is a huge leap forward from the self-titled debut. The title song "I'm A Rebel" is truly excellant and is the highlight of the CD. There is also another fantastic song on here sung by the bass player, the song is called "The King" and it reminds me both musically and lyrically of classic Dio fronted Rainbow.Unfortunately I couldn't rate it higher because it is just too unbalanced. You can definitely hear the 'classic' Accept sound on songs like I'm A Rebel,China Lady,and Do It but you can also tell the band is still trying to find it's sound.
The Pros - If you are an Accept fan, you need this for your collection. It has the beginnings of the classic sound. I'm A Rebel,China Lady,The King,Do It.It even has some cool disco style bass riffs (trust me,it works) on Save Us and I Wanna Be No Hero
The Cons - It just feels a little unbalanced. The production isn't very good either
The Bottom Line - If you are a fan of Accept, definitely pick this up,the title cut and The King make it worthwhile. However,if you are new to Accept start with the classics "Breaker" and "Balls To The Wall" Donutman says so!"