Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Kay & Steppenwolf|
Feed the Fire
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Feed The Fire Excels
A Tachias/Libertywolf@aol.com | 03/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again John Kay has given us great music with meaningful and relevant lyrics. Every song on this CD is solid. In a world, particularly a genre (rock) where so much negativity abounds, Kay and partner Michael Wilk, write songs that address the human condition while containing positive and inspirational messages. And still, they rock with the best of them! "Feed the Fire" is outstanding!"
One of their finest releases ever!
A Tachias/Libertywolf@aol.com | 02/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FEED THE FIRE is a thought provoking, and highly polished collection of new material from John Kay and his highly talented crew. This release continues in the Steppenwolf tradition of providing quality lyrics delivering pertinent messages while entertaining you with brilliant musicianship. The title cut is an exceptional slower tempo piece which demonstrates just how versatile this group can be. This album will provide many hours of enjoyment for anyone who doesn't mind catchy tunes hanging around in their head all day. A "must buy" for anyone who is tired of music without meaning."
Recycled John Kay Band.... errr Steppenwolf
Stephanie Sandlin | Spokane, Wa | 08/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you have "Rock and Roll Rebels" Pass this album up. This is essentually that album repackaged and dressed as a all new album.
In my personal view, the other reviewer that objected to "Give me some news I can use" was dead on. There has been a propensity by Messrs Kay to recycle songs ever since he resurrected the band in the early 1980s.
I don't consider any release post the "Live in London" from 1980 Steppenwolf. It is the John Kay Band. When Jerry Edmonton (RIP)stopped being a functioning member of the band any tie to the Steppenwolf name of old went away. The heart and soul of the original Steppenwolf died.
Now, I'm not besmirching the contributions of the current line up. They are able musicians.
Its just the spirit and quality of the early era recordings there was something to say. There was an edge. The early 80s records Wolftracks and Paradox are especially bad. Fastfowarding to today, with the band its more "we need more money" and repackaged albums with only one or two new cuts.
The upshot? The post 1980 records are a curiosity, but are nothing more than John Kay occasionally releasing a new record with hired guns to keep the name alive so he can make money.
Proof just because you were the singer; make the band you don't."