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Memphis Hip Shake
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 09/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hailing from Memphis, TN, Roxy Blue took the Hollywood hair metal sound and injected it with a healthy dose of Southern rock swagger. The band has as much gloss and polish as the average L.A band but with a barroom rocking attitude. Think Poison or Warrant meets Junkyard meets a case of Jack Daniels!
Released in 1992, Want Some was the band's debut (and only) studio album. It features 12 rocking songs, including a cover of the Who's "Squeeze Box." I'm not sure why hair metal bands keep picking that song, but Roxy Blue's version is fun enough. Warrant's Jani Lane and Survivor's Jimi Jamison both make guest appearances providing background vocals for this album.
It may not be very original, but Roxy Blue's music is still plenty of fun. It would have been nice if they had managed to serve up another album, but it was not meant to be."
Pure rock. Sadly underestimated.
Roger G. Masa | Chicago, IL | 08/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here was one of the last of the hair metal bands and the best of that lot. Before grunge and Nirvana came and trounced the metal scene, Roxy Blue came out of nowhere and was able to squeeze a few songs for radio play. I remember the print ads stating: "No cuts, no edits, no bull$#it. The one take, live studio recording debut from Roxy Blue."
That is a pretty impressive claim and if it holds true, then this set them apart from the rest of the pack, whose product was so polished and slick to the point of saccharine. Too bad this didn't come out even a year earlier, the guys would've made a bigger splash. The album rocks throughout, even with a couple of token ballads. Sid "Boogie" Fletcher, who is a dental practitioner now in Georgia, had a very distinct guitar sound, even amidst all the fret-bending guitar clones of the era. He made his guitar scream in a different way, but also made it sing. That may sound like a Tap reference, but you have to hear it to know what I mean. The solos flew off the CD and took you for a guitar bliss ride, especially on the track "Luv On Me". There's also a lot of Van Halen influences, but it really is just a great send off for the hair band era. Don't take my word for it; get your hands on the CD, if you can.
-Roger Masa, Chicago Il"