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First class "chick rock" album
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the better "rocker chick" artists of the 80's, Fiona bridged the gap between the Pat Benatar/Scandal pop sound and the so-called metal being served up by Lita Ford and Vixen. Fiona rocked, but there was always a melodic, pop quality to the songs.
1988's Heart Like a Gun is Fiona's third album, and it picks up right where her 1985 self-titled debut and Beyond the Pale left off. It's full of great guitar hooks, catchy melodies, and above all Fiona's powerful voice. Leadoff single "Little Jeannie (Got the Look of Love)" and the duet with Kip Winger - "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)" - tend to get the most attention, but after listening to this album a few times I think they may just be the album's weakest tracks. The remaining songs just seem to be a bit smarter, more heartfelt and emotional, and generally better written. The song "Here It Comes Again" is a particularly good single. This is due in no small part to the addition of folks like Mike Slamer, Mark Mangold and Aldo Nova to help with the songwriting.
I still prefer Fiona's debut album, but Heart Like a Gun is definitely a very solid pop/rock effort. Fans of Annica, Robin Beck, 80's era Heart, and the artists mentioned above should love this album.
JettNJett | Oklahoma | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is such a great cd and brings back teenage memories!!!! I wish She would return soon!!!!"
Blast from the past
Tommy Hildebrand | Big Spring, Texas United States | 06/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ah memories. Had forgotten all about this fine musician for many years, but for some strange reason, I remembered her suddenly and set about refreshing my memory. This is an album I bought in high school after hearing the duet with Kip Winger. There's no telling what happened to the original album. Found the clips on here and listened to them. I still remember each song word for word. I bought the digital download and I'm singing my fool head off. Love this album. I've listened to the available clips for the other albums and they don't grab me quite like this one, but I'll listen to them some more. There must be some gems in there, considering this album is so completely solid from start to finish. My favorites tend to be the ballad-y types like Mariel, Victoria Cross, When Pink Turns to Blue. I agree completely with one reviewer who pointed out how effortlessly Fiona merged hard rock and melodic pop. Great tunes. Unique voice. Love it."