Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fastway - 'Bad Bad Girls' (Capitol)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/16/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in 1990,this was the follow-up to their 'On Target' disc(see my review).I'm sorry,but 'Bad Bad Girls' is just too pop-like for Fastway.This effort is BARELY mediocre,sounds sort of like maybe a third-rate Quiet Riot.It's apparent that by this point,Fastway has clearly run out of steam.They were good while they lasted.For Fastway and maybe Motorhead completists only."
Bad, Bad Music
T. Elder | 11/17/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This sounds alot like On Target. If there were a country called Mediocre, then Bad, Bad Girls would be their national anthem.
Lots of boring, boring songs, with mediocre vocals, mediocre guitar, and drums that sound like a drum machine.
If you buy this don't say I didn't warn you."
Music wins out
Me in the (USA) | 02/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much maligned effort because it doesn't have original Fastway lead singer. Not sure which singer I like better. Both are fine, but lets get real they aren't legends like Ozzy, Hagar, Paul Stanley, Halford, or Bon Scott for a reason.
Anyway the deal with this one is not the singing voice (which is fine) or the lyrics (who honestly listens to this kind of music and cares about them anyway), it is the guitars and drums which are awesome. Far and away the best pedal to the metal work in their career from that standpoint. I usually think it is the only album that lives up to their name. Still not sure why I have every Fastway album as I don't love them anywhere near that much. But this one and Trick or Treat are good from start to finish (although Trick or Treat has a slight lull in it) while the others are spotty.
Anyway, musically every song is catchy and fast (sometimes breath-takingly fast and you gotta give a prop to the lead singer for keeping up). I especially like She Won't Rock, but honestly if you get over the fact that it isn't the "great" Dave King singing and as a Fastway fan give it a chance then I can imagine if I asked just 25 people that did that which song is their favorite, all of the songs would get listed at least once. Thankfully there are no (and I really mean no) slow songs or ballads - which it's two slow songs was what threw On Target - well off target."