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Enuff Z'Nuff
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Domestic issue of 1998 album by the 80's hair metal band, which has attracted fans such as Howard Stern, Cameron Crowe and David Letterman. Tracks include 'Freak', 'Top Of The Hill', 'Ain't It Funny', 'Believe It Or Not'...  more »


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All Artists: Enuff Z'Nuff
Title: Paraphernalia
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Spitfire
Release Date: 5/4/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Power Pop, Glam, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 670211500721


Album Description
Domestic issue of 1998 album by the 80's hair metal band, which has attracted fans such as Howard Stern, Cameron Crowe and David Letterman. Tracks include 'Freak', 'Top Of The Hill', 'Ain't It Funny', 'Believe It Or Not' & 'Baby Your The Greatest'. 14 tracks total. 1999 release.

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Every song is good
Hoyt Binder | Long Beach, CA United States | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great cd, no filler. You'll love it. Some great pop and rock tunes. This cd has a heavier grungier production, but the songs are total Donnie Vie."
Everything Works - Chicago's hardest working band scores
John Daily | NY, USA | 05/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Paraphernalia is significant for several reasons; first it marks the band's debut on Spitfire Records, a move that could put them back in the public eye (and hopefully ear) where they belong. Second, and no doubt as a direct result of the first reason, it marks a return to stores for Enuff Z'nuff in communities where they haven't appeared since their final major studio release, Animals With Human Intelligence, in 1993. Third, it marks a return to the original logo for the band; this is the equivalent of flipping the baseball cap around before the pitch, or putting those special sneakers on before the big race: it means some serious action is about to take place - and the listener is not disappointed. Enlisting help from some of the Windy City's most well known axemen, singer Donnie Vie, bassist Chip Znuff, drummer Ricky Parent and guitarist Monaco create an album full of power, grace and texture. The band's usual influences are present, as ghosts of the Beatles and Cheap Trick fade in and out throughout the 14 tracks, but this time they aren't as easy to spot. It seems that Enuff Z'nuff have finally learned how to blend completely with their fore bearers into a new, cohesive sound that simultaneously manages to caress and assault the senses. That's not to say that all the tunes are complex; the simple, instantly hummable songs that have become EZN's trademark are here in the form of the Vie/Znuff penned compositions "Ain't It Funny", an aggressive pop tune about the the rut we all find ourselves in eventually, and "Invisible", a schizophrenic masterpiece that brings to mind early Styx. It's hard to tell if the Styx sound is by accident or design; that band's guitarist James "JY" Young plays on "Invisible"and other songs on the disc. Also appearing are Smashing Pumpkins' founder Billy Corgan, and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen (who, incidentally, does not contribute to the cover of his own "Everything Works If You Let It"). Unfortunately, none of these capable artists deliver anything significant to the album; Monaco could have done all of the guitar parts himself and no one would have even noticed. I suspect that the addition of three already established rock superstars was done not so much to show the spirit and brotherhood of Chicagoans (all of them come from that city) as it was meant to create exposure for Enuff Z'nuff. This is understandable; these guys have been plugging away for ten years' worth of critically acclaimed albums, with almost no commercial success. If this move helps bring them into the public eye, then more power to them. Paraphernalia is an album that deserves to be heard."