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Catherine M. from SHEVLIN, MN
Reviewed on 1/26/2013...
Pretty much awesome from start to finish. It's Adrian Belew so the guitar is great, but the surprise is in the strong melodies and Belew's astonishingly passionate singing (take note of the title track in particular). He covers the Traveling Wilburys and King Crimson, writes environmentally concerned songs without too much preachiness and invites 1/4 of Tin Machine to sing on two tracks (Pretty Pink Rose, a rocker about a woman who "tore down Paris on the tail of Tom Paine," and Gunman, which is a little too Tin Machiney for my taste). One ballad, the gentle and drifting Phone Call from the Moon, is simply the icing on the cake. A first-rate CD well worth hearing.
Standout tracks: Young Lions, Pretty Pink Rose, Phone Call from the Moon, Heartbeat.
Weakest tracks: Gunman.
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The Complete Belew.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 02/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are interested in Adrian Belew, Young Lions is a good place to start. What you should REALLY begin with is Inner Revolution from 1992. It's been out of print for some time, but you might get lucky. Otherwise, Young Lions and Mr. Musichead are places to start. Young Lions is Belew at his most commercial. 10 solid tracks of guitar genius. Adrian is an experimental guitar player so if you are looking for Eddie Van Halen or Steve Vai or Johnny Lang or Stevie Ray Vaughn, you will have to look elsewhere. I became a fan of Adrian when I saw his video for Oh Daddy on MTV back in 1989. Since then I have collected everything that's in print (though I wish Island records would re-release his first two albums). However, if you want an early overview you can pick up Desire of the Rhino King which compiles key tracks from his first three Island albums. If you really LOVE Belew then try King Crimson's Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair and Thrak cds. He's also done much session work on Talking Heads, Paul Simon, David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails albums. Young Lions won't disappoint, unless you like more non-commerical fare, in which case you could try Mr. Musichead or Op Zop Too Wah."
Adrian Belew's Best?
G. YEO | Singapore | 02/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album. Though I was familiar with Adrian Belew for his work with King Crimson and David Bowie, Young Lions surpassed my expectations.The album resonates with its own verve. The songs are all good, the lyrics are full of images and the guitar work is as belew as it gets. It's a very listenable album, and representative of an idiosyncratic pop stylist. Belew carves his own niche with his manic guitar style and vocal wail (reminiscent of Bowie in some ways yet distinctive in itself).The killer track here for Bowie fans is "Pretty Pink Rose". (As a sidenote, Bowie seemed to fare better in one-off outings with other artists in this era including Pat Methany and Mick Ronson.) PPR is easily one of Bowie's best songs from this period, and Belew makes it click all the way.Certainly underrated by pop and rock pundits, you'll find this often in bargain bins or not at all. Worth getting."