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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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BRENDAN H. from SANTA CRUZ, CA
Reviewed on 8/7/2009...
4 awesome debut album altho its 4 u must get it
Surprisingly good debut!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodletting made me a huge Concrete Blonde fan, and it took me a long time to find this CD, but the search was worth it. As usual, Johnette sounds great and I'm really surprised by the emotion and polish the group had this early in their career. Definitely search this album out and give it a try."
"I do all I can and it's all I can do to be true"
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 03/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This debut album by Concrete Blonde is one of my favorite albums of all time. It is solid. Every track is a slam dunk. And it has variety from the country "True" to the heavier rockers like "Your Haunted Head," "Still in Hollywood" and "Over Your Shoulder," to the beautiful cover of George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness," to the acoustical "(You're the Only One) Can Make Me Cry." Then there are the excellent lyrics of urban poet Johnette Napolitano. In the single "Still in Hollywood," we meet the middle aged "queen of L.A." with "purple-painted cheeks and glitter on her eyes" and the "troll on the corner" who smiles after receiving a quarter because "he wasn't abused, he wasn't confused, he had nothing to gain and less to lose." "It'll Chew You Up And Spit You Out" is an alternate version of "Still In Hollywood" with some kickin' drums and a Rodney Dangerfield impersonation at the end. The instrumental version of "True" is wonderful. Other favorites include "Song For Kim (She Said)" and "Little Sister" ("I'm only half a heart away"). Nothing I can write will do this album justice. If you know Concrete Blonde from their singles like "Joey" or are interested in 1980s gems that may have gone under the radar, give this 1986 release a try. It will not disappoint. My CD copy includes lyrics and a photo of the band."