"If you need to understand what the seventies music was all about Angel is required listening. The music is a cross mix of electronic and heavy metal. Sort of a Journey/Kiss/Boston mix. This album is their best work. Bubble gum lyrics with heavy music. Listen to it and you quietly be hooked. Failed (over) marketing was the eventual downfall of this band. I saw them on this tour. Great performance, lots of glitter.....you really had to be 16 and stoned to appreciate it."
Kirk McCoo | Bluffton, IA | 05/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah!! The rockin' melodies of this band make me want to throw up--throw up my hands in the air and boogie down!! Seriously, though; this is great 70s rock. What great rock and roll! I love the songs, "Stick Like Glue" and "Under Suspicion," (the latter song's got a great beat and some RIGHTEOUS screaming!). Of course, the first two songs are just about the greatest openers of any album I own. Those Giuffria chords starting off "Don't leave me lonely" are magnificent! Then the classic "Ain't gonna Eat Out my Heart Anymore" is just perfectly cool. Punky Meadows is one of the great underrated rock guitarists. One final note is that the album art rox."
Late 70's Cheese Rock at it's Best!
Smelmo Puppyguts | Some place far away from "music" like this | 10/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"(...) Angel wasn't about exploding rock conventions by playing 3 chord rock songs badly. They pretty much held up rock conventions by playing well-crafted arena rock tunes with competance and flair. Gee, what a crime.
I really like this album. Songs like "Don't Leave Me Lonely" and "Over and Over" are prime examples of 70's pop meets "boot up your ass" rock with plaintive vocals. "Got Love if You Want It" shows that these guys can actually play, and rock out hard (drummer Barry Brandt kicks ass, by the way). Stuff like "Ain't Going to Eat Out My Heart Anymore" is a muscular re-invention of an obvious influence (The Rascals), and "Flying With Broken Wings" is a wonderfully melodic nod to the Fab Four. If you're a fan of synth-sweetened 70's arena rock, this album should be at the top of your list."
A Guilty Pleasure
David Atwood | Houston | 11/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why should I feel guilty for liking this band, when millions of polyester clad morons shook their booties to disco? And even in the nineties - talk about asinine music that isn't even interesting. Back in the 70's, no one knew that they were supposed to be embarrassed when laying down their 5 bucks for an Angel album. What can I say, this album is filled with catchy tunes and guitar work and terrible marketing. Can anyone say "Spinal Tap?"Give me the 70's any day!"